Veritas NetBackup 8.2: Maintenance and Troubleshooting Course Outline
The NetBackup 8.2: Maintenance and Troubleshooting course provides IT professionals with instructions on troubleshooting Veritas NetBackup software. This course covers general error detection tools and troubleshooting methodologies. It enables students to learn how to resolve issues related to the NetBackup database, devices, media, disk, cloud,OST, deduplication, and virtualization. In addition, students study the functions of key NetBackup processes and learn how to enable, view, and manage the associated logs.
• 4 days
After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Identify the NetBackup interfaces and tools commonly used to gather information about problems.
• Manage debug log settings, including log retention and rollover.
• Prepare and gather debug logs for sending to Veritas Support.
• Troubleshoot ECA and CRL issues.
• Describe the methodology to troubleshoot common installation issues.
• Explain the new VxUpdate error codes and their corresponding resolution.
• Describe the use and features of the Logging Assistant.
• State and resolve common NetBackup Web UI access issues.
• Explain Agentless VM recovery for VMware backups.
• Troubleshoot common issues.
• Describe the methodology to troubleshoot the NetBackup Cloud storage configuration issues.
• Describe the methodology to troubleshoot the OST plugin backup logging.
• Use tools to maintain and troubleshoot NetBackup deduplication.
• Troubleshoot common VMware and Hyper-V backup and recovery issues.
• Describe how NBU integrates with RHV.
• Maintain configuration and troubleshoot Storage Lifecycle Policies and Auto Image Replication.
• Extract relevant data from legacy logs, and use the vxlogview command to format data from raw unified logs.
• Recognize common debug logs messages and search terms related to various failed backup job.
• Work with commands to run, maintain, and troubleshoot the databases.
Who Should Attend
This course is for NetBackup administrators, operators, system engineers, and technical support personnel who want to broaden their NetBackup advanced troubleshooting knowledge and skills on a Windows or UNIX platform.
Students should be familiar with general network and storage concepts, and administration and configuration of Windows or Linux operating systems. Students must also have one to three years of experience with basic NetBackup administration, configuration, and operation. These prerequisites can be met by attending any version of the NetBackup Administration course plus additional on-the-job experience.
Troubleshooting Methods and Tools
• Troubleshooting situations and methodology
• Gathering symptoms and information
• Additional troubleshooting resources
NetBackup Process Flow
• Core process functions
• Backup process flow
• Tape restore process flow
• Disk restore process flow
• Viewing process flow information
• Preparing to gather debug logs
• Enabling debug logs
• Performing log management
• Capturing debug logs
Troubleshooting Communication Issues
• NetBackup Secure Communications
• Support for External Certificates
• Working with Certificate Revocation Lists
Troubleshooting NetBackup Installation and Upgrade Issues
• NetBackup 8.2 Installation Updates and Troubleshooting
• Working with and Troubleshooting VxUpdate
• Working with the Logging Assistant
Troubleshooting NetBackup WebUI
• NetBackup Web user interface: Synopsis
• NetBackup Web user interface and RBAC
• Troubleshooting NetBackup Web user interface
• Agentless Recovery for VMware backups
Troubleshooting Cloud Storage and OST Plug-ins
• Using the cloud with NetBackup
• Troubleshooting OpenStorage Technology (OST) logging
Troubleshooting NetBackup Deduplication
• Understanding NetBackup deduplication and deduplication process flow
• Maintaining and troubleshooting NetBackup deduplication
• Recovering from MSDP server failure
• Multi-Domain and VLAN support for MSDP
• Certificate configuration
Troubleshooting Virtual Environments
• Troubleshooting VMware backups
• Troubleshooting Hyper-V backups
• NetBackup support for RedHat KVM
Troubleshooting Storage Lifecycle Policies
• Understanding Storage Lifecycle Policies
• Troubleshooting Storage Lifecycle Policies
• Troubleshooting data classification
• Understanding Auto Image Replication
• Troubleshooting Auto Image Replication
Introduction to Log Analysis
• Preparing for debug log analysis
• Viewing debug logs
• Analyzing debug logs for a successful backup job
• Analyzing debug logs for a failed backup job
Understanding the NetBackup Catalog
• The NetBackup catalog
• The NetBackup relational databases (NBDB)
• Catalog backup and recovery
• Maintaining the NBDB
Appendix A: Troubleshooting Tape Devices and Media
• NetBackup device troubleshooting
• Common NetBackup device issues
• Media and device selection
• Media-related status codes
• Troubleshooting frozen and suspended media
Appendix B: Troubleshooting Disk Backup Resources
• Overview of disk-based backups
• Maintaining and troubleshooting BasicDisk
• Maintaining and troubleshooting AdvancedDisk
• Maintaining and troubleshooting OpenStorage
Appendix C: Troubleshooting Basic Communication Issues
• Understanding NetBackup communication
• Configuring NetBackup and network communication
• Troubleshooting network and NetBackup communication problems
• Common NetBackup communication issues
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