Now that you've listened to SAN school webcasts 8-11, take a quiz and test your expertise on SANs. Good luck!

Question #1

What is a SWAN?

a. A large aquatic bird
b. A system wide area network
c. A storage wide area network
d. A secure wireless area network

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Question #2

A SAN Island refers to:

a. SANs housed in different data centers
b. A SAN that's physically located in a single location and managed as a separate physical entity
c. Ben and J Lo's once favorite vacation spot
d. None of the above
 

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Question #3

This is one of the main reasons you'd connect SAN islands together:

a. To have less employees on staff
b. To consolidate device and data management
c. To use one primary SAN in your data center
d. To ensure more secure data transactions
 

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Question #4

How do you create a SWAN?

a. Get two birds together after a few drinks
b. Connect two or more SAN islands together to consolidate storage mgmt, data mgmt, or both
c. You attach two tape libraries to disparate disk drives
d. All of the above
 

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Question #5

A snapshot is defined as:

a. An instant data copy that can be either hardware or software based
b. An image printed from a camera
c. Identical operating systems
d. A data center blueprint

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Question #6

According to Chris, this type of backup boasts the fastest data recovery time?

a. Incremental
b. Differential
c. Full
d. Boot

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Question #7

As far as SAN backup goes, this is Chris's preferred backup method:

a. LANless backup
b. Serverless backup
c. Performance backup
d. Diskless backup

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Question #8

These are all benefits of disk to disk backup, except:

a. Quick recovery time
b. Inconsistent and blurred data
c. Disks are faster than tapes
d. Disk prices get cheaper every day

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Question #9

What's the difference between SAN booting and booting off an internal SCSI disk?

a. SAN booting allows you to save data faster
b. Nothing
c. The location of the disks and the adaptor used
d. Booting off an internal SCSI disk is more secure

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Question #10

Snapshot copies use a technology known as:

a. Instant image
b. Primary image
c. Echo
d. Copy on write

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This was first published in January 2004

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