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Data Storage Basics
Are you solid on the basics of storage? Take our test and evaluate your knowledge of the basics
of storage. This quiz isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by
checking out our new Storage basics All-in-One
Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using
In a SAN, what do you call the 64-bit identifier of each device in the
Each of these should be a unique object bearing a time stamp, descriptor and a retention
This allows you to take advantage of disk-based backups without actually having to change the
way you backup. (Hint: 2 words)
This is the ability to encapsulate time consuming or repetitive tasks into a best
practices policy that can be initiated on command or triggered via an event with little or no human
intervention. (Hint: 2 words)
If you backup up desktops or workstations, this type of backup is an excellent way to
make sure your data is properly protected.
What technology allows a remote office to interact with a corporate data center as if
it were local?
This technology can be applied to storage systems as well as application, database,
file systems and servers.
These types of products are central to the storage administration in the modern
Since compliance archiving products require you to apply a compliance policy against
your data, you must ensure that the manufacturer has one of these for refreshing the technology
without compromising the integrity of the compliance policy you have in place.
This has been the primary focus of storage compliance and represents how long a set of
data must be preserved by an organization.
So, are you a solid when it comes to storage basics? E-mail us and let us know!
08 Jan 2007
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Learn about data management software vendor CommVault, Inc.'s partner program in this standardized checklist.