Veritas NetBackup 8.1: Administration Course Outline
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.
By the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Discuss the challenges of performing backups in todays 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.
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.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for technical professionals responsible for the design, configuration, operation, monitoring, or support of NetBackup.
Students should be familiar with general network and storage concepts, and the administration and configuration of Windows or Linux operating systems.
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.
Introduction to data protection
The NetBackup environment
Using the NetBackup Administration Console
NetBackup appliance overview
Using NetBackup OpsCenter
Configuring NetBackup Storage
NetBackup storage device concepts
Configuring NetBackup basic disk storage
Verifying basic disk storage
Configuring storage unit groups
Configuring Policies and Schedules
Introduction to backup policies
Creating and configuring policy attributes
Creating a policy schedule
Adding client to a policy
Creating backup selections
Managing existing policies
Performing File System Backups
Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity Monitor
Performing manual backup operations
Performing user-directed backups
Backup job-related tips
Performing File System Restores
Introduction to restores
Performing restore operations using the BAR interface
Performing restore operations using OpsCenter
Restore job-related tips
Configuring Disk Pools
Understanding disk pools and AdvancedDisk
Managing AdvancedDisk storage
Configuring Media Server Deduplication
Introduction to NetBackup deduplication
Configuring NetBackup media server deduplication
Configuring client-side deduplication
Managing NetBackup deduplication
Configuring Tape Storage
Understanding Media Manager storage units
Configuring tape devices
Verifying tape storage
NetBackup media concepts
Managing Tape Storage
Managing robots and tape drives
Monitoring media and media states
Media- and device- related tips
Performing Virtual Machines Backups
Introduction to virtual machine backups
Configuring VMware backups
Performing and Monitoring VM Backups
NetBackup support for other virtualization solutions
Performing Virtual Machines Restores
Managing virtual machine restores
Managing VMware restores
Using the NetBackup vSphere Web Client Plug-in
Using VMware Instant Recovery
Duplicating Backups Using Storage Lifecycle Policies
Backup duplication concepts
Storage lifecycle policy concepts
Using storage lifecycle policies
Configuring optimized duplication
Additional Storage Lifecycle Policy features and benefits
Managing and Protecting the NetBackup Catalog
Introduction to NetBackup catalogs
Configuring a catalog backup policy
Disaster recovery strategies
Optimizing File System Backups
File system backup challenges
Optimizing file system backups
Optimizing file system backups with NetBackup Accelerator
Using multiple data streams
Optimizing tape drive performance using multiplexing
Handling busy files on UNIX and Windows file systems
Collecting Logs and Diagnostic Information
Performing basic NetBackup troubleshooting
Identifying NetBackup processes, services, and daemons
NetBackup logging overview
Using the support utilities
Using NetBackup support resources
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