Symantec NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration

Symantec NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

This Symantec NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration course provides the IT professional with instruction on the functionality of Symantec NetBackup 7.6.1 software. This course covers the general principles of using NetBackup to develop and implement a storage management strategy, including how to configure and operate NetBackup 7.6.1., manage NetBackup using the graphical interfaces, commands, and scripts, provide service protection and recovery and use the NetBackup Activity Monitor, NetBackup reports, and OpsCenter to monitor NetBackup activity.

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Intended Audience for this Symantec NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration Course

  • » This course is for entry level system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, and system integration staff who are responsible for the configuration, design, operation, monitoring, and performance optimization of NetBackup.

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Symantec NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration Course Objectives

  • » Discuss the challenges of performing backups in today's enterprise computing environments.
  • » Describe the functions of the master server, media servers, and clients.
  • » Diagram the NetBackup product architecture.
  • » Define common terms used in the NetBackup product.
  • » Describe how NetBackup backs up and restores data.
  • » Identify NetBackup options and agents.
  • » Use the NetBackup Administration Console and OpsCenter.
  • » Configure and manage basic disk storage units and storage unit groups.
  • » Configure file system backup policies and schedules.
  • » Perform manual backups and user-directed backups.
  • » Restore files using the Java or Windows BAR interface and OpsCenter Operational Restore.
  • » Monitor NetBackup backup and restore jobs and perform basic troubleshooting and information gathering
  • » steps related to failing jobs.
  • » Configure and manage AdvancedDisk storage units and disk pools.
  • » Configure tape-based devices and volume pools; perform a robot inventory.
  • » Manage robot and tape drive settings, including media sharing.

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Symantec NetBackup 7.6.x: Administration Course Outline

      1. Introducing NetBackup
        1. Introduction to data protection
        2. The NetBackup environment
        3. NetBackup concepts
        4. Using the NetBackup Administration Console
        5. NetBackup appliance overview
        6. Using NetBackup OpsCenter
      2. Configuring NetBackup Storage
        1. NetBackup storage device concepts
        2. Configuring NetBackup basic disk storage
        3. Verifying basic disk storage
      3. Configuring Policies and Schedules
        1. Introduction to backup policies
        2. Creating and configuring policy attributes
        3. Creating a policy schedule
        4. Adding client to a policy
        5. Creating backup selections
        6. Managing existing policies
      4. Performing File System Backups
        1. Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity Monitor
        2. Performing manual backup operations
        3. Performing user-directed backups
        4. Backup job-related tips
      5. Performing File System Restores
        1. Introduction to restores
        2. Performing restore operations using the Java BAR interface
        3. Performing restore operations using the Windows BAR interface
        4. Performing restore operations using OpsCenter Operational Restore
        5. Restore job-related tips
      6. Configuring Disk Pools
        1. Understanding disk pools and AdvancedDisk
        2. Configuring AdvancedDisk
        3. Managing AdvancedDisk storage
      7. Configuring Media Server Deduplication
        1. Introduction to NetBackup deduplication
        2. Configuring NetBackup media server deduplication
        3. Configuring client-side deduplication
        4. Managing NetBackup deduplication
      8. Configuring Tape Storage
        1. Understanding Media Manager storage units
        2. Configuring tape devices
        3. Verifying tape storage
        4. NetBackup media concepts
        5. Configuring media
      9. Managing Tape Storage
        1. Managing robots and tape drives
        2. Monitoring media and media states
        3. Managing tapes
        4. Media and device related tips
      10. Protecting Virtual Machines
        1. Introduction to virtual machine backups
        2. Configuring VMware backups
        3. Performing and Monitoring VM Backups
        4. NetBackup support for Hyper-V
        5. NetBackup support for other virtualization solutions
      11. Recovering Virtual Machines
        1. Managing VMware restores
        2. Using VMware Instant Recovery
        3. Using the NetBackup vSphere Web Client Plug-in
        4. Managing Hyper-V restores
      12. Duplicating Backups
        1. Backup duplication concepts
        2. Storage lifecycle policy concepts
        3. Using storage lifecycle policies
        4. Configuring optimized duplication
        5. Additional Storage Lifecycle Policy features and benefits
      13. Managing and Protecting the NetBackup Catalog
        1. Introduction to NetBackup catalogs
        2. Managing images
        3. Configuring a catalog backup policy
        4. Disaster recovery strategies
      14. Optimizing File System Backups
        1. File system backup challenges
        2. Configuring for True Image Restores
        3. Using synthetic backups
        4. Optimizing file system incremental backups with change logs
        5. Using NetBackup Accelerator
        6. Using multiple data streams
        7. Optimizing tape drive performance using multiplexing
        8. Handling busy files on UNIX and Windows file systems
      15. Collecting Logs and Diagnostic Information
        1. Support resources
        2. NetBackup processes, services, and daemons
        3. Introduction to Logging Assistant
        4. NetBackup and Media Manager logging overview
        5. Using the support utilities

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