1. [DBA Survivor, page 14]
    What information does aDBA needs to have?
    • a list of database servers
    • database backups are running
    • restores from backups work
    • a list of customers
    • the "most important" databases
    • recovery plan
  2. [DBA Survivor, page 36]
    What are the different kinds of RAID systems and what are their strengths (one of performance, fault tolerance, or redundancy)?
    • RAID 0, disk striping gives performance
    • RAID 1, mirroring, gives fault tolerance and redundancy
    • RAID 5, striping with parity, gives fault tolerance and performance (greater than RAID 1, but less than RAID 0)
    • RAID 1+0, mirroring with striping, gives fault tolerance and highest performance of any RAID, but costs more to buy extra disks
  3. [DBA Survivor, page 41]
    What are basic needs when it comes to file system storage?
    • Placement of database files
    • Placement of transaction log files
    • Placement of your tempdb database files
    • Placement of your database backups
  4. [DBA Survivor, page 43]
    What is a SAN?
    A Storage Area Network is a RAID array of bundled physical disks that are partitioned out into logical units (LUNs).
  5. [DBA Survivor, page 45]
    What is a spindle?
    • A SAN administrator's slang for an individual drive that is combined together with other drives to make arrays.
    • For example, if there are ten disks in an array and were to build five logical volumes on the ten, each volume would have ten spindles.
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