Zillow Interview Question: There is a backup server in a... | Glassdoor

Interview Question

Tier I Windows Technician Interview Seattle, WA

There is a backup server in an office, which is scheduled

  to run an incremental backup every night at 7:00, then copy the results of that backup to a network share. Job completes fine every night except Thursday, when it fails, and the machine is found hung the next day. What's happening?

Interview Answer

1 Answer


Maintenance cleans the windows of the office on that day, and leaves the curtain open after doing so. Late-afternoon sun hits the machine, machine overheats during the job. Question (which I did not successfully answer, and may be butchering) was asked more to see process of trouble-shooting (though it would have been nice to have found the answer). It was also taken from an actual situation the interviewer had encountered.

Interview Candidate on Mar 18, 2009

Add Answers or Comments

To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.