Data Recovery & Backups

17. The unthinkable happens and disaster strikes, crippling your network. You implement your disaster plan, but it doesn't go smoothly. You decide to investigate. What is a common term in the IT community for this investigation?

  • Recovery inspection probe
  • Post-mortem
  • After-outage analysis
  • Post-disaster inquiry

18. What are advantages of on-site backups? Select all that apply.

  • Data is more secure because of less outbound traffic
  • * D: There is less bandwidth usage
  • There is quicker data access
  • B: Data is safe in case of disaster

19. Which of these are common backup tools you might consider when designing a backup solution? Select all that apply.

  • Regedit
  • Backup and Restore
  • Time Machine
  • Rsync

20. What are good reasons to do yearly disaster recovery testing? Select all that apply.

  • To create downtime
  • To be prepared for all possible snags or problems
  • To ensure multiple people have appropriate rights and training to restore operations
  • To identify additional vulnerabilities

21. Which backup method saves copies of all important files and data at each backup?

  • RAID array
  • Differential backups
  • Complete backup
  • Incremental backup

22. Which of the following issues often make reliable backups for client devices more challenging than for infrastructure devices? Select all that apply.

  • There are likely to be more client devices to backup compared to infrastructure devices.
  • Data stored on client devices is more valuable than data stored on infrastructure devices.
  • Infrastructure backups do not require complicated scheduling or configuration.
  • Many client devices are mobile and won’t be in the office all the time.

23. Some steps of the disaster recovery plan might be time sensitive to ensure there is no data loss or equipment damage. Which element of the disaster recovery plan is designed to address this time sensitivity?

  • Detection measures
  • Disciplinary measures
  • Corrective or recovery measures
  • Preventative measures

24. You are performing a network risk assessment to develop your disaster recovery plan. Which of these are examples of corrective or recovery measures? Select all that apply.

  • Hardware repair and replacement
  • Redundancy solutions
  • Restoring data from backup
  • Rebuilding and reconfiguring services

25. What are some benefits of a post-mortem? Select all that apply.

  • To learn from and adapt processes for higher efficiency
  • To understand the cause of mistakes and how to prevent them
  • To punish mistakes
  • To foster a culture where it’s OK to make mistakes

26. Which of the following are part of the five primary elements that make up a post-mortem report? Select all that apply.

  • An accounting of financial costs associated with preventative systems
  • A list of specific actions that should be taken to avoid the same scenario from happening again
  • *C: A description of root causes
  • D: Backup procedures

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27. When designing a data backup and recovery plan, what’s the first thing to figure out?

  • Encryption and bandwidth requirements
  • How much total data you currently have
  • What data you need to backup
  • Future growth in data storage needs

28. A data backup strategy needs to prioritize important data and only back up what is necessary for operations. Assuming storage limitations, which of these is LEAST important to back up?

  • Emails
  • User downloads
  • Databases
  • Financial spreadsheets

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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