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Veritas NetBackup 8.0: Administration
Course Summary
Description
Acquire the skills to make your data protection strategy successful with the Veritas NetBackup 8.0:
Administration course. You will learn the general principles, configuration, and management of
NetBackup, including how to: best utilize the NetBackup tools and interfaces, effectively monitor backup
operations, and ensure data recovery objectives are met.
This course includes practical hands-on lab exercises to apply your new skills in a virtual NetBackup
domain. At the start of class students will choose between Windows-based or Linux-based NetBackup
servers to perform lab exercises.
Objectives
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
 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 informationgathering 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.
 Monitor and manage media and media states.
 Configure, run, and manage virtual machine backups using VMware.
 Discuss other supported virtualization methods.
 Recover virtual machines, including using VMware Instant Recovery.
 Use the integrated NetBackup vSphere Web Client Plug-in for VMware.
 Describe the various methods of backup image duplication.
 Configure Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs) and initiate jobs that use SLPs.
 Manage the NetBackup catalog to search for, verify, duplicate, import, and expire backup images.
 Back up and recover the NetBackup catalogs.
 Optimize file system backups using incremental backups, True Image Restore, synthetic backups,
NetBackup Accelerator, multiple data streams, and multiplexing.
 Identify and use resources for troubleshooting NetBackup, including the support information
gathering tools related.
Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for
informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these
names generically
"Charting the Course ...
... to Your Success!"
Veritas NetBackup 8.0: Administration
Course Summary (cont’d)
Topics
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Introducing NetBackup
Configuring NetBackup Storage
Configuring Policies and Schedules
Performing File System Backups
Performing File System Restores
Configuring Disk Pools
Configuring Media Server Deduplication
Configuring Tape Storage
Managing Tape Storage
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Performing Virtual Machines Backups
Performing Virtual Machines Restores
Duplicating Backups Using Storage
Lifecycle Policies
Managing and Protecting the NetBackup
Catalog
Optimizing File System Backups
Collecting Logs and Diagnostic
Information
Audience
This course is intended for technical professionals responsible for the design, configuration, operation,
monitoring, or support of NetBackup.
Prerequisites
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with general network and storage concepts, and the
administration and configuration of Windows or Linux operating systems.
Duration
Five days
Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for
informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these
names generically
"Charting the Course ...
... to Your Success!"
Veritas NetBackup 8.0: Administration
Course Outline
I.
Introducing NetBackup
A. Introduction to data protection
B. The NetBackup environment
C. NetBackup concepts
D. Using the NetBackup Administration
Console
E. NetBackup appliance overview
F. Using NetBackup OpsCenter
II.
Configuring NetBackup Storage
A. NetBackup storage device concepts
B. Configuring NetBackup basic disk
storage
C. Verifying basic disk storage
D. Configuring storage unit groups
III.
Configuring Policies and Schedules
A. Introduction to backup policies
B. Creating and configuring policy
attributes
C. Creating a policy schedule
D. Adding client to a policy
E. Creating backup selections
F. Managing existing policies
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Performing File System Backups
A. Using and customizing the NetBackup
Activity Monitor
B. Performing manual backup operations
C. Performing user-directed backups
D. Backup job-related tips
Performing File System Restores
A. Introduction to restores
B. Performing restore operations using the
BAR interface
C. Performing restore operations using
OpsCenter Operational Restore
D. Restore job-related tips
Configuring Disk Pools
A. Understanding disk pools and
AdvancedDisk
B. Configuring AdvancedDisk
C. Managing AdvancedDisk storage
VII.
Configuring Media Server Deduplication
A. Introduction to NetBackup deduplication
B. Configuring NetBackup media server
deduplication
C. Configuring client-side deduplication
D. Managing NetBackup deduplication
VIII.
Configuring Tape Storage
A. Understanding Media Manager storage
units
B. Configuring tape devices
C. Verifying tape storage
D. NetBackup media concepts
E. Configuring media
IX.
Managing Tape Storage
A. Managing robots and tape drives
B. Monitoring media and media states
C. Managing tapes
D. Media- and device- related tips
X.
Performing Virtual Machines Backups
A. Introduction to virtual machine backups
B. Configuring VMware backups
C. Performing and Monitoring VM Backups
D. NetBackup support for other
virtualization solutions
XI.
Performing Virtual Machines Restores
A. Managing virtual machine restores
B. Managing VMware restores
C. Using the NetBackup vSphere Web
Client Plug-in
D. Using VMware Instant Recovery
XII.
Duplicating Backups Using Storage
Lifecycle Policies
A. Backup duplication concepts
B. Storage lifecycle policy concepts
C. Using storage lifecycle policies
D. Configuring optimized duplication
E. Additional Storage Lifecycle Policy
features and benefits
Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for
informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these
names generically
"Charting the Course ...
... to Your Success!"
Veritas NetBackup 8.0: Administration
Course Outline (cont’d)
XIII.
Managing and Protecting the NetBackup
Catalog
A. Introduction to NetBackup catalogs
B. Managing images
C. Configuring a catalog backup policy
D. Disaster recovery strategies
E. Optimizing File System Backups
F. File system backup challenges
XV.
Collecting Logs and Diagnostic
Information
A. Performing basic NetBackup
troubleshooting
B. Identifying NetBackup processes,
services, and daemons
C. NetBackup logging overview
D. Using the support utilities
E. Using NetBackup support resources
XIV. Optimizing file system backups
A. Optimizing file system backups with
NetBackup Accelerator
B. Using multiple data streams
C. Optimizing tape drive performance using
multiplexing
D. Handling busy files on UNIX and
Windows file systems
Due to the nature of this material, this document refers to numerous hardware and software products by their trade names. References to other companies and their products are for
informational purposes only, and all trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. It is not the intent of ProTech Professional Technical Services, Inc. to use any of these
names generically