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Test your disaster recovery knowledge

Are you on top when it comes to disaster recovery? Take our final exam and evaluate your knowledge of disaster recovery options.

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This test isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new disaster recovery All-in-One Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)

  1. Can you name this type of restore that now exists in SQL Server?
    Your answer:


  2. There are two types of off-site disaster recovery replication. Can you name one?
    Your answer:


  3. Unless this type of data is also replicated offsite, it only offers limited disaster recovery capability.
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  4. Many disaster recovery and remote backup programs rely on this technology.
    Your answer:


  5. This type limitation must be taken into consideration when planning for large restore operations typically associated with disaster recovery.
    Your answer:


  6. You could find yourself in trouble if your disaster recovery plan isn't what?
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  7. With this type of remote mirroring, local writes are completed and acknowledged before the remote writes.
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  8. Disaster recovery may be the IT area where this technology has the biggest impact.
    Your answer:


  9. There are three types of off-site disaster recovery products, name one.
    Your answer: Hint: two words


  10. Disaster recovery strategies depend on software and usually involve one or more software applications, name one.
    Your answer:


Score card

  • 10 correct: You're a real DR dude
  • 7-9 correct: You're DR delightful
  • 4-6 correct: You've got DR, but no daring
  • 0-3 correct: You're a DR disaster


Go to the disaster recovery final exam cheatsheet, if you absolutely must.

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This was first published in April 2008

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