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Top DevOps Interview Questions – Most Asked

Here we have compiled the most probable DevOps interview questions asked in the industry. You will learn about software version control, Git repository, reverting a commit in Git, Vagrant, continuous testing elements, and the importance of continuous integration, testing, and deployment. These questions are curated after discussing with many interviewers and DevOps Training experts.

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1. What is GIT?

GIT is the most popular and widely used distributed version control system (DVCS) and source code management (SCM) tool with lightning speed, data integrity and efficiency. Git snapshots each and every commit you do, it becomes easy to track the version you saved, and in case you can revert to whichever version you need.

2. What is a Repository in GIT?

Git repository is nothing but a location where you can store all files related to your project, when you commit your code. Normally a repository contains a directory named ".git" along with your project files, where git keeps all of its metadata of the repository. The content in the ".git" is private to git. For ‘bare-repository’ ".git" directory will not be there but git’s metadata store in the same directory where you store your projects files.

3. What are the advantages of using GIT?

a) Git is Open source
b) Better branching system
b) High availability, very reliable
c) Only one .git directory per repository
d) Superior disk utilization and network performance
f) Light weight and Lighting speed
e) Collaboration friendly and compatible with previous version control system
f) Any sort of projects can use GIT.

4. What is the command to write a commit message?

Command to write a commit message is "git commit –m < commit message >". The "–m" on the command line instructs git to commit the new content of all files that have been modified or created. You can use "git add " before git commit –m if new files need to be committed for the first time. To commit only modified files, use this command "git commit –am < commit message >".

5. What language is used in GIT?

Its ‘C’ language, GIT is fast as ‘C’ language makes this possible by reducing the overhead of runtimes associated with high level languages.

6. What is the difference between GIT and SVN?

Difference between GIT and SVN are

GITSVN
Git is a Distributed Version Control toolSVN is not a Distributed Version Control tool
Git Commits are unchangeableA tag can be treated as a branch and multiple versions can be committed
Clients can clone entire repositories on their local systemsCan't Clone Version history
Commits are possible even if offlineOffline Commits are not possible
Push/pull operations are fasterPush/pull operations are slower
Git is less preferred in case of extremely large files or frequently changing binary filesSVN allows to multiple projects with in a same repository
Works are shared automatically by a commitNothing is shared automatically

7. Why is GIT better than Subversion?

Git and SVN are each viable workflow and version control systems, Git will allow you to store versions of a project, and it has stage area where you can store your uncommitted changes and you can also do patch staging in case you and your co-developer are working on same file then you can patch your work to the file by using ‘-p’ flag while git add. And Git has a better branching system and git stash too.

8. In GIT, What is "Index" or "Staging Area"?

Before committing your changes to git you can add changes to git using git add < file_name >, it is reviewed as an intermediate area known as ‘Staging Area’ or ‘Index’.

9. Is GIT better than Subversion?

Can't say yes or no to this. It’s up to you, Git and SVN are each viable workflow and VCS. There are lots of grounds where both differ with each other, of course git is latest to SVN includes advanced features.

10. What is the function of ‘GIT PUSH’ in GIT?

‘GIT PUSH’ publishes local repository changes into remote repositories so that others can take those changes.