How Much Do You Know About File Storage And Backup?

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How Much Do You Know About File Storage And Backup? - Quiz

A normal backup stores every file on the specified volume or partitions. The restore process requires a tape in a backup system. When you change a file, this bit is marked automatically, which means that the file needs to be backed up. This quiz is made to test your knowledge of Backups. So, let's try out this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is no longer a viable backup device?

    • A.

      RAID

    • B.

      Floppy Disk

    • C.

      DAT tapes

    • D.

      Magneto Optical

    Correct Answer
    B. Floppy Disk
    Explanation
    Floppy disks are no longer a viable backup device due to their limited storage capacity, slow data transfer speeds, and the fact that modern computers no longer have floppy disk drives. They have been largely replaced by more efficient and reliable backup devices such as external hard drives, cloud storage, and solid-state drives.

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  • 2. 

    What does RAID stand for?

    • A.

      Rapid Access Information Disks

    • B.

      Remote Area Indexed Disks

    • C.

      Redundant Array of Inexpensive disks

    • D.

      Read and Insert Data

    Correct Answer
    C. Redundant Array of Inexpensive disks
    Explanation
    RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive disks. This is a technology used in computer storage systems to improve data reliability and increase performance. It involves combining multiple physical disk drives into a single logical unit, providing redundancy and distributing data across the drives. This redundancy allows for data to be recovered in case of a disk failure, ensuring data integrity and preventing data loss. The term "Inexpensive" refers to the fact that RAID systems are typically more cost-effective compared to using single, high-capacity drives.

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  • 3. 

    Where would be an appropriate place to store a companies DAT tapes after backup?

    • A.

      In a car

    • B.

      In the Network office

    • C.

      In a fire retardant safe - off site

    • D.

      In the managers desk

    Correct Answer
    C. In a fire retardant safe - off site
    Explanation
    Storing a company's DAT tapes in a fire retardant safe off-site is an appropriate choice for backup storage. This ensures that the tapes are protected from potential fire hazards and are stored in a secure location away from the main office. Off-site storage also provides an additional layer of protection against theft or damage that could occur on the company premises.

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  • 4. 

    A shop wishes to implement a new backup system. Which of the following factors will affect which storage device is used for the backups?

    • A.

      The volume that needs to be backed up

    • B.

      What time of night the backups will begin

    • C.

      How much money the shop takes in a day

    • D.

      What security system the shop have in place

    Correct Answer
    A. The volume that needs to be backed up
    Explanation
    The volume that needs to be backed up will affect which storage device is used for the backups. This is because the size of the data to be backed up will determine the capacity requirements of the storage device. A larger volume of data will require a storage device with a higher capacity, such as a large hard drive or a network-attached storage (NAS) system. On the other hand, a smaller volume of data may be adequately backed up using a smaller storage device, such as a USB drive or a cloud storage service.

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  • 5. 

    For a large company that has a large information system which TWO factors will be most important when devising a backup strategy?

    • A.

      How many PCs the company has

    • B.

      How will the backups be tested and who will do this

    • C.

      How often the data on the system changes - how often the backups need to be done

    • D.

      The network managers experience

    Correct Answer
    B. How will the backups be tested and who will do this
    Explanation
    Why is it important to perform a back up often e.g. every day rather than every month?

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  • 6. 

    Why is it important to perform a back up often e.g. every day rather than every month?

    • A.

      It will make the system crash

    • B.

      It will cost more to back up monthly

    • C.

      The more time that there is between backups, the more you have to loose

    • D.

      Backing up often means that you can miss a backup and not worry

    Correct Answer
    C. The more time that there is between backups, the more you have to loose
    Explanation
    Performing a backup often, such as every day, is important because the more time that passes between backups, the more data you have at risk of being lost. If backups are only done monthly, for example, any changes or updates made to the system within that month would not be saved in the backup. This increases the chances of losing important data in the event of a system crash or failure. Regular backups help ensure that the most up-to-date information is protected and can be easily restored if needed.

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  • 7. 

    What does DAT stand for?

    • A.

      Digital Analogue Track

    • B.

      Doesn’t Always Transmit

    • C.

      Digital Audio Tape

    • D.

      Data And Tracks

    Correct Answer
    C. Digital Audio Tape
    Explanation
    The acronym DAT stands for Digital Audio Tape. This technology was introduced in the late 1980s as a digital recording and playback medium for audio. DAT tapes provided a higher quality sound compared to analog cassette tapes. They were widely used in professional audio recording and mastering studios. DAT tapes were capable of storing audio data in a digital format, allowing for better fidelity and easier editing and manipulation of the recordings. However, with the advancement of digital technology, DAT tapes became less popular and were eventually replaced by other digital storage formats.

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  • 8. 

    Type of backup storage in which data is read in a sequence is classified as

    • A.

      Storage access

    • B.

      Permanent access

    • C.

      Direct access

    • D.

      Serial access

    Correct Answer
    D. Serial access
    Explanation
    Serial access refers to a type of backup storage where data is read in a sequential manner. In this method, data is accessed one after the other, starting from the beginning and continuing until the desired data is reached. This is different from direct access, where data can be accessed randomly. Serial access is commonly used in tape drives and other sequential storage devices, as it allows for efficient and organized retrieval of data.

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  • 9. 

    Type of storage disc which has magnetized directions to represent 1 or 0 is said to be

    • A.

      Bubble memory

    • B.

      Direct memory

    • C.

      Indirect Memory

    • D.

      Serial memory

    Correct Answer
    A. Bubble memory
    Explanation
    Bubble memory is a type of storage disc that uses magnetized directions to represent 1 or 0. It is a non-volatile memory technology that stores data in small magnetic bubbles within a solid-state material. These bubbles can be magnetized in different directions to represent binary data. Bubble memory was popular in the 1970s and 1980s for its high storage density and durability. However, it eventually became obsolete due to the development of more advanced and cost-effective storage technologies.

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  • 10. 

    Discs that stores data more effectively against dirt and on a given area of the disc are known as

    • A.

      Exchangeable discs

    • B.

      Non exchangeable discs

    • C.

      Timed discs

    • D.

      Bubble discs

    Correct Answer
    B. Non exchangeable discs
    Explanation
    Non exchangeable discs are discs that are designed to store data more effectively against dirt and on a given area of the disc. Unlike exchangeable discs, which can be removed and replaced, non exchangeable discs are fixed and cannot be easily swapped out. This makes them more secure and less prone to damage or data loss. Timed discs and bubble discs are not relevant to the concept of data storage effectiveness, so they can be eliminated as options.

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