Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Bare Metal Restore: Administration

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Bare Metal Restore: Administration Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Bare Metal Restore (BMR) is a license free feature of Symantec NetBackup that enables the automated
recovery of Windows and UNIX servers in a variety of disaster recovery scenarios ranging from the loss of a
single boot disk to the loss of a data center. The Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Bare Metal Restore:
Administration course covers the implementation of BMR within the NetBackup environment and the general
principles of using BMR to develop a disaster recovery strategy. Hands-on labs provide the IT professional with
experience in the functionality of the Symantec Bare Metal Restore 7.6 software both on the Windows and on
Linux platforms.

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Intended Audience for this Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Bare Metal Restore: Administration Course

  • » This course is for system administrators and technical support staff who are tasked with designing and implementing a disaster recovery strategy using BMR, and testing and performing the disaster recovery plan.

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Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Bare Metal Restore: Administration Course Objectives

  • » Identify the role BMR plays in the NetBackup environment
  • » Describe the key components that compose the BMR architecture
  • » Define common terms that relate to the BMR product
  • » List the steps that are performed during a BMR client restore operation
  • » Identify the general steps to prepare for deployment of BMR systems
  • » Setup the BMR master and boot servers on Windows and Linux
  • » Configure a NetBackup policy to collect BMR information
  • » Describe the function of a Shared Resource Tree (SRT)
  • » Create, manage and modify network-based and mediabased SRTs for Windows and Linux clients
  • » Describe the options for booting a failed client
  • » Configure the BMR PXE and BMR MFTP services on a Windows boot server
  • » Describe the recovery process of a Windows/Linux client initiated by both a network and media boot
  • » Identify the BMR processes that run on the master server, boot server and client
  • » View, configure and manage BMR logs
  • » Perform client restores using external procedures
  • » Perform a point in time restore
  • » Restore a Windows client to hardware different than the original hardware
  • » Restore a Windows/Linux client to a different disk configuration
  • » Configure Auto Image Replication and recover a client at a remote site
  • » Recover a client on a physical machine to a virtual machine (P2V).

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Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Bare Metal Restore: Administration Course Outline

      1. Introduction
        1. Course overview
        2. The classroom lab environment
      2. Introducing BMR
        1. What is BMR
        2. BMR logical components
        3. BMR terminology
        4. BMR restore overview
        5. BMR 7.5 and 7.6 new features
      3. Setting up BMR
        1. Preparing for BMR deployment
        2. Setting up BMR on Windows
        3. Setting up BMR on Linux
        4. Protecting clients with BMR
      4. Configuring Shared Resource Trees for Windows
        1. Shared Resource Tree (SRT) overview
        2. Creating network-based SRTs on a Windows boot server
        3. Creating media-based SRTs on a Windows boot server
        4. Creating a media-based SRT for automated restores
        5. Managing Shared Resource Trees
        6. Updating the NetBackup client in a Windows SRT
      5. Configuring Shared Resource Trees for Linux
        1. Shared Resource Tree (SRT) overview
        2. Creating network-based SRTs on a Linux boot server
        3. Creating media-based SRTs on a Linux boot server
        4. Managing and modifying SRTs on a Linux boot server
        5. Updating the NetBackup client in a Linux SRT
      6. Recovering a Windows Client to Same Hardware
        1. Overview of BMR boot options for Windows
        2. Preparing for a Windows network boot
        3. Prepare to Restore and client configurations
        4. Recovering Windows clients to same hardware (network boot)
        5. Restoring Windows BMR clients (media boot)
      7. Recovering a Linux Client to Same Hardware
        1. Overview of BMR boot options for Linux
        2. Preparing for a Linux network boot
        3. Prepare to Restore and client configurations
        4. Recovering Linux clients to same hardware (network boot)
        5. Recovering a Linux client with media boot
      8. BMR Architecture
        1. BMR daemons, services and processes
        2. BMR logging
        3. BMR backup process overview
        4. BMR restore process overview
        5. Port usage during restores
      9. Custom Restores on Windows Clients
        1. External procedures
        2. Restoring to a point in time
        3. Dissimilar system restore overview
        4. Dissimilar system restore of a Windows client
        5. Discovery boot on Windows
        6. Adding a Windows driver package for DSR
        7. Custom configurations in Windows
        8. External procedures
        9. Restoring to a point in time
        10. Dissimilar system restore overview
        11. Dissimilar disk restore of a Linux client
        12. Discovery boot on Linux
        13. Custom configurations in Linux
      10. Disaster Recovery Strategies with BMR
        1. Introduction to Auto Image Replication (AIR)
        2. Configuring Auto Image Replication
        3. Physical to Virtual Recovery (P2V)

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