1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

70-215 QOTD 12/05/2004

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by AJ, May 12, 2004.

  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    6,771
    102
    221
    You are the administrator of a Windows 2000 Server computer that has FIVE hard disks. Four 100 GB hard disks on the server are configured as a single stripe volume. You want to reconfigure the fourth disk so that the volume is fault tolerant and has as much space possible for storing data. You want to use only the existing hardware. Which of the following preparation works must be done before you create a RAID 5 volume (Choose all that apply)?

    A) Convert the disk to dynamic disk

    B) Backup the data on the stripe volume

    C) Delete the stripe volume

    D) Create a span volume for the first two disks

    E) Create a second span volume for the last two disk

    Answer tomorrow
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    6,616
    149
    228
    A, B & C
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
  3. Cartman

    Cartman Byte Poster

    210
    0
    9
    Presumably the ultimate goal is to create a stripe set with parity - so dynamic disks would be needed so yes to A)

    Upgrading to dynamic doesn't mean you lose the data so not sure B) is correct.

    C) would be correct to delete the stripe volume for disks 1-4

    Therefore I think A and C.

    Maybe? :lol:EDIT - Although backups are always a good idea!!
     
  4. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    I'll go with ABC. I think that even if B is not absolutely required, it is always recommended that you do a backup before making this kind of change.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  5. Prestd

    Prestd Bit Poster

    22
    0
    4
    the fact that the phrase striped volume is mentioned, rather than striped set suggests that the disk is already dynamic in which case A is not correct(i could quite easily be wrong though!)

    I'm not sure of the relevance of there being 5 disks(its possibly a clue that its in capitals) - just realised that the first disk is labelled disk 0 so ignore that comment about the 5 disks

    Anyhow my final answer is C as you need to remove the striped volume to make way for the Raid 5 replacement
     
  6. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    9,915
    60
    229
    B and C, because we must assume that the 5th (unmentioned) disk contains the OS, so the other 4 are parts of the stripe, and as PrestD says, they are already dynamic.

    Agreed that the backup is not essential, but I'm gambling on MS's madness here, and saying you should back up a working stripe first before deleting.

    But then, put MS and AJ together on one question - who KNOWS what the answer might end up being :lol:
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  7. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    6,771
    102
    221
    Answer time

    Correct answer is: BC

    Explanation: You should first delete the existing stripe set before creating a new RAID 5 volume. According to The MS Training Kit: Only Windows 2000 supports dynamic storage. To support dynamic storage, a single partition is created that includes the entire disk. A disk that you initialize for dynamic storage is a dynamic disk. Dynamic disks are divided into volumes, which can consist of a portion or portions of one or more physical disks. A dynamic disk can contain simple volumes, spanned volumes, striped volumes (RAID-0), mirrored volumes (RAID-1), and striped with parity volumes (RAID-5). You create a dynamic disk by upgrading a basic disk. Dynamic storage does not have the restrictions of basic storage; for example, you can size and resize a dynamic disk without restarting Windows 2000.

    Gav does it again :eek:
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  8. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    You're an animal, Gav (actually, that's true...he's a amadillo). Now go over and try some 70-294 QOTDs if you're so hot. :wink:
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  9. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    9,915
    60
    229
    Thanks Trip, but I'll stick to what I kinda know :wink:
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity

Share This Page

Loading...