Symantec Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers: Administration I

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Symantec Curriculum

This course has been retired in favour of the Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 Administration course.


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Course Introduction (3 topics)

  • About This Course
  • Symantec's Education and Support Resources
  • The Backup Exec 11d Product

Backup Exec Basics (4 topics)

  • Backup Exec Architecture
  • Installing a Media Server
  • Running a Basic Backup Job
  • Running a Basic Restore Job

Devices (4 topics)

  • Types of Devices
  • Configuring Devices in Backup Exec
  • Device Pools
  • Advanced Device Configuration

Media (5 topics)

  • Media Terms and Concepts
  • Managing Media in Backup Exec
  • Media Catalogs
  • Media Sets
  • Advanced Media Functions

Backup Jobs (4 topics)

  • Selection Lists
  • Device and Media Settings
  • Schedules
  • Additional Backup Job Settings

Data Protection – Part 1 (3 topics)

  • Backup Methods
  • Media Rotation Methods
  • Tape Flow

Data Protection – Part 2 (5 topics)

  • Policies
  • Templates
  • Duplication
  • Verification
  • Vaulting

Data Protection – Part 3 (3 topics)

  • Monitoring Backup Exec Activity
  • Controlling Backup Exec Activity
  • Restoring Data

Advanced Backup Exec Management (6 topics)

  • Backup Exec Configuration Settings
  • Symantec Live Update
  • User-Defined Selections
  • The Remote Administrator
  • Active Directory Considerations
  • Backup Exec Utilities

Managing the Backup Exec Database (5 topics)

  • Backup Exec Database Overview
  • Database Maintenance Tasks
  • Database Recovery Tasks
  • Defining the Database Location
  • Setting Database Access Privileges

Remote Agents (3 topics)

  • Remote Agent for Windows Servers (RAWS)
  • Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS)
  • Workstation Agents


You should have working knowledge of administration and configuration of the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 platforms, and you should have experience configuring server software and hardware. Knowledge of domain security and experience with Active Directory are recommended. Knowledge of MS-SQL Server is beneficial, but not necessary.

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