100 Top NetBackup Job Interview Questions and Answers

1. Which NetBackup component manages and allocates device and media resources required for NetBackup operations?
a. The master server
b. The media server
c. The NOM server
d. The EMM server

2. Which of the following are the backup types? (Choose Two)
a. Mirroring
b. Full
c. Differential
d. File

3. Which of the following are the NetBackup Components?  (Choose Two)
a. Master Server
b. Media Server
c. Storage Server
d. Catalog Server

4. A _____________ is a logical destination for a client’s backup data.
a. Catalog
b. Policy
c. Storage unit
d. Selection list

5. Which of the following options can be managed through the NetBackup Administration Console?
a. NetBackup Bare Metal Restore
b. NetBackup Vault
c. NetBackup Advanced Client
d. NetBackup for NDMP
e. Both A and B

6. Which of the following Backup Architecture in Enterprise models?
a. LAN Free
b. Server Free
c. SAN Free
d. All of the above

7. Which of the following is the default volume pool for hot, online catalog backups?
a. CatBackup
b. CatalogBackup
c. catalog online
d. CatalogVP

8. Which database is the largest part of the NetBackup metadata?
a. Global Device Database
b. Volume Database
c. Image Database
d. Oracle Database

9. After the installation is complete, how do you check for running NetBackup processes?
a. Check the processes tab in the Activity Monitor
b. Enter the bpps command
c. Enter the bpconf command
d. Both A and B
e. Both A and C

10. Which of the following is the recommended method to configure devices into Media Manager?
a. Media and Device Management interface
b. Device Management Configuration utility
c. Command line interface
d. Device Configuration wizard

11. Which of the following are the different vendor products in Backup? (Choose whichever is applicable)
b. HP Data Protector
c. Symantec Veritas  BackupExec
d. Veritas Netbackup

12. Which of the following backup type is faster to restore?
a. Full
b. Incremental
c. Differential
d. Image Backup

13. What is device serialization?
a. The order in which devices are configured by the wizard
b. A firmware feature that allows device identification and configuration
c. A requirement for attaching tape drives to a SAN
d. A method of reporting device errors to NetBackup

14. There are three types of storage units: disk, NDMP
and ________________.
a. Tape
b. Media Manager
c. Disk Staging
d. Catalog

15. Storage unit groups can be configured to use devices in the group based on order, least recently selected, and _____________.
a. Type
b. Density
c. Failover
d. Size

16. ____________ provides a method to initially send backup images to a disk and later copy the images to another media type.
a. Low water mark
b. Failover
c. Disk staging
d. Fragmentation

17. NetBackup status code 219 indicates that the storage unit is unavailable.
a. True
b. False

18. Which volume pool holds cleaning media?
a. NetBackup
b. DataStore
c. None
d. Scratch

19. Which of the following backup type requires less space?
a. Full
b. Incremental
c. Differential
d. Snapshot

20. You can have only one scratch volume pool per NetBackup environment.
a. True
b. False

21. Which function or functions describe a policy definition? Choose all that apply.
a. Defines which client is to be backed up.
b. Defines which files on the clients are to be backed up.
c. Defines the storage unit and volume pool to which the backup will be sent.
d. All of the above.

22. An incomplete job can be resumed automatically or manually through the Activity Monitor.
a. True
b. False

23. A policy can contain only one schedule.
a. True
b. False

24. Which status code is received if no active policies have schedules of the requested type for this client?
a. 192
b. 194
c. 196
d. 198

25. Which of the following devices are used for storing the backup data?
a. Tape
b. Disk
c. File
d. All of the above

26. Which status code is received if the client backup was not attempted because the backup window closed.
a. 192
b. 194
c. 196
d. 198

27. What type of file path conventions are used when creating a backup selection list for Windows clients?
a. UNIX file path conventions
b. Windows file path conventions
c. UNIX and Windows file path conventions
d. None of the above

28. You can push-install client software on Windows clients through the NetBackup Administration Console on a UNIX server.
a. True
b. False

29. What is the cause of status code 71?
a. The storage unit is unavailable
b. None of the files in the backup selections list exist
c. Cannot access client
d. No schedule configured for the client

30. If multiple data streams are enabled for a policy, multiple jobs can be created, even for a single client.
a. True
b. False

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31. Which type of backup can be performed from a client machine?
a. Immediate
b. Automatically scheduled
c. Manual
d. User-directed

32. Which status code indicates that the backup was partially successful?
a. 0
b. 1
c. 2
d. 3

33. Restores can be initiated by an administrator on the master server and a user on a client machine.
a. True
b. False

34. During a restore, if an error is encountered, you can launch the _____________ to determine the cause of the problem and receive recommended corrective actions.
a. Troubleshooter
b. Debugger
c. NetBackup Administration Consoled
. nbbugctrl command

35. When Media Manager receives a backup request, it searches its ______ for an available volume from that volume pool.
a. NOM database
b. EMM database
c. Volume pool database
d. Catalog database

36. NetBackup can duplicate backups _______________.
a. For offline NetBackup catalogs
b. While the backup is being created
c. From one storage unit to another
d. When the backup has expired

37. Where does the images catalog reside?
a. On the Media Manager
b. On the NetBackup master server
c. On the NetBackup media server
d. On the client

38. The program that runs in the background and is always active is called a ___________.
a. Program
b. Catalog
c. Daemon or service
d. Process

39. Which status code is generated when the server could not complete the connection to the client?
a. 41
b. 54
c. 57
d. 58

40. Which schedule types do not apply to automatic backups?
a. Full Backups
b. Differential Incremental or Cumulative Incremental Backups
c. User Backups or User Archives
d. All of the above

41. A User Backup or User Archive operation should be initiated from the:
a. Master Server
b. Media Server
c. Client

42. Users can initiate backups and archives using the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface on the client machine.
a. True
b. False

43. By default, process logs are retained for ____ days.
a. 8
b. 18
c. 28
d. 38

44. One way to improve backup performance is to use _____________backup streams per client.
a. Fewer than three
b. Parallel
c. Serial
d. All of the above

45. One way to improve network performance is to set all NetBackup server and client Network Interface Cards (NICs) to _______________.
a. Half duplex
b. External control
c. Autorelease
d. Full duplex

46. How do you take a backup of a NetApp (NAS)?
a. Serverless Backup
b. LAN Free Backup
c. NDMP Backup
d. All of the above

47. NetBackup multiplexing sends concurrent backups from one or several clients to a single storage device.
a. True
b. False

48. What is RPO?
a. Recovery Point Objective
b. Runtime Process Operations
c. None of the above

49. How many versions we can hold in netbackup archive?
a. No versions in Archive
b. 3
c. 2
d. None

50. Where is multiplexing configured?
a. On the storage unit and in the policy schedule
b. On the storage unit and in the policy attributes
c. On the storage unit and in the policy backup selection list
d. On the storage unit and in the volume pool

51. The Opcenter _______ is a Web browser interface for remote NetBackup management.
a. Server
c. Reporting Service
d. Console

52. Which of the following are the components of EMC Legato Networker?
a. Server
b. Storage Node
c. Client
d. All of the above

53. Which of the following statements are true in terms of VTL? ( Choose which ever is applicable)
a. A virtual tape library (VTL) is a data storage virtualization technology used typically for backup and recovery purposes.
b. A VTL presents a storage component (usually hard disk storage) as tape libraries or tape drives for use with existing backup software.
c. VTL uses the LTO3 Ultrium tape drives
d. All Of the above

54. What is the native capacity of the LTO5 Tapes?
a. 1.2 TB
b. 800 GB
c. 1.6 TB
d. 3.2 TB

55. What is Live Update in Netbackup?
a. The transport mechanism for Symantec product patches and updates
b. Migration of Netbackup versions
c. After restoration, the EMM database updates
d. None of the above

56. What is the utility used for data deduplication in Netbackup?
a. Advanced Disk
b. Pure Disk
c. Data Disk
d. Image Disk

57. Which of the following application integration are available in Netbackup?
d. MAIN FRAME Server

58. What is NDMP?
a. Network Disk management Partition
b. Netbackup  Data management Protocol
c. Network Data Management Protocol
d. None of the above

59. Does snapshot backup take less space than an actual source space?
a. True
b. False

60. What is Symantec Netbackup BMR?
a. Business Model restores
b. Backup Module restores
c. Bare Metal restore
d. None of the above


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1. What is User Backup,User Archive & How to take?
2. Difference between 5.x, 6.x VNB
3 .In which location(path) the temp files located in Netbackup for Windows/Unix?
4. How do you configure a client for automatic backups?
5. What’s the difference between diff in and cumulative incr? What happens when I mix them on Windows client… Unix client?
6. How is a changed file determined on Unix?
7. When would I, or would I not, use cross mount points?
8. What is the difference between a Volume Group and a Volume Pool?
9. How do you back up the catalog? Why is this important? What do you have to do if you don’t have a catalog backup?
10. How do you recover the catalog?
11. How do you configure retention levels for a backup?
12. If I install the Admin client on an NT workstation, what else has to be done for it to work… be an authorized server?
13. What is multiplexing? What is multiple data streams? Are they the same?
14 .how can I recover an corrupted image?
15. How can we assign barcode rules?
16. What is OTM? TIR?
17. What format does NetBackup write the tape in?
18. How does NetBackup tie together with Media Manager?
19. How do I create a Storage Unit that will only be used by one client?
20. What is the difference between the expiration date for a volume in NetBackup’s media catalog and Media Manager’s volume database?
22. What is the difference between a frozen volume and a suspended volume?
23. How many Robot Control Hosts can a DLT tape library have?
24. What does the bpbkar process do? bpsched? bpbrm? bpdbm? ltid? What process controls a DLT tape library… a DLT tape drive? What is the AVRD process?
25. Why is the catalog the most important component of Netbackup?
26. What does status 59 mean in the activity monitor?
27. Installation process for NBU 5.x, 6.x?
28. what is AVR mode?
29. Why is a binary catalog more efficient than an ASCII catalog?
30. What are NBU daemons and how to process