Data backup and recovery quiz

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Data backup and recovery quiz

How much do you really know about data backup and recovery? Try our backup and recovery quiz to find out if you're up to date on the various backup methods available for enhancing data protection.

1. This method reduces storage needs by eliminating redundant data, making it so that only one unique copy of the data needs to be retained on the storage media. The redundant data is replaced with a pointer to the unique data copy.
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2. This type of backup is handled by a server attached to the network, often handled by servers at remote locations that are attached to the network. The servers process that data and then ship it to a central site for storage.
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3. This technology presents a storage component as a tape library or tape drive for use with existing backup software.
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4. This is a storage system in which all data is backed up whenever any change is made. In effect, it creates an electronic journal of complete storage snapshots, one for every instant in time that a data modification occurs.
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5. This is a backup and archiving approach in which data is initially copied to backup storage on a disk storage system and then periodically copied again to a tape storage system.
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6. This is a managed service in which stored or archived data is duplicated in real time over a storage-area network (SAN).
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7. This type of backup can be accomplished with conventional backup software installed and configured on a virtual machine, and backups running to a conventional backup target.
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8. This is the process of shifting I/O and its processes from a primary location to a secondary disaster recovery location.
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9. This is the conversion of data into a form, called a ciphertext, that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people.
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10. This is a set of pointers to data stored on a disk drive, on a tape or in a SAN, used to streamline access to stored data to speed up the recovery process.
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How did you do?
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This was first published in June 2009

 

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