Veritas NetBackup 6.5 for Enterprise (Solaris and Windows)

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Symantec Curriculum

This course has been replaced by the newer Symantec NetBackup 7.0 Administration for Windows/Unix course.


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NetBackup Essentials (4 topics)

  • The Challenges of Enterprise Backup
  • The NetBackup Environment
  • NetBackup Concepts
  • NetBackup Options and Agents

Installing and Configuring NetBackup (6 topics)

  • Preinstallation Considerations
  • Installing and Verifying Your NetBackup Application
  • Installing NetBackup Clients
  • Configuring NetBackup
  • Upgrade Considerations
  • Troubleshooting NetBackup Installation Issues

Introduction to NetBackup Interfaces (4 topics)

  • The NetBackup Administration Console
  • The Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • NetBackup Operations Manager (NOM)
  • The Reporting Tools Table

Configuring Tape Devices (6 topics)

  • Shared Tape Drives
  • Adding Robots
  • Adding Tape Drives
  • Monitoring Shared Tape Drives
  • Monitoring and Maintaining Devices
  • Troubleshooting Devices

Configuring Storage Units (3 topics)

  • Storage Units
  • Configuring Storage Units
  • Troubleshooting Storage Units

Configuring Volumes (4 topics)

  • Configuring Volume Pools
  • Configuring Volumes
  • Managing Physical Volumes
  • Troubleshooting Volumes

Configuring Policies (5 topics)

  • Creating and Configuring Policy Attributes
  • Creating a Policy Schedule
  • Adding Clients to a Policy
  • Creating Backup Selections
  • Troubleshooting Policies

Performing Backups and Restores (3 topics)

  • Performing Manual Backup Operations
  • Performing Restore Operations
  • Troubleshooting Problems with Backups and Restores

Managing Media (4 topics)

  • Media States
  • How NetBackup Selects Media
  • Determining Media Status
  • Troubleshooting Media-Related Issues

Administrative Tasks and Challenges (4 topics)

  • stributing Client Software
  • Managing Images
  • Backup Copies and Duplication
  • Managing Busy Files

Performing Catalog Backups and Restores (5 topics)

  • NetBackup Catalogs
  • Catalog Backups
  • Manual Catalog Backup Configuration
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Troubleshooting and Reporting

Managing Software Updates (5 topics)

  • Introduction to NetBackup LiveUpdate
  • Setting Up NetBackup LiveUpdate on UNIX
  • Setting Up NetBackup LiveUpdate on Windows
  • Completing the LiveUpdate Setup
  • Using NetBackup LiveUpdate

Customizing Backup Policies (4 topics)

  • Using Multiple Data Streams
  • Multiplexing Backup Images
  • Specialized Backup Solutions
  • Additional Policy Options

Managing Media Sharing (4 topics)

  • Introduction to Media Sharing
  • Configuring Media Sharing
  • Maximizing Tape Utilization
  • SCSI Reservations

Using Disk Pools (4 topics)

  • Introduction to Disk Features
  • Pooling Disk Resources
  • Configuring Disk Pools
  • Managing Disk Pools

Using Storage Lifecycles (5 topics)

  • Introduction to Storage Lifecycles
  • Satisfying Storage Lifecycle Prerequisites
  • Creating a Storage Lifecycle Policy
  • Additional Storage Lifecycle Considerations
  • A Storage Lifecycle Example

Working with Support (3 topics)

  • Support Resources
  • NetBackup Processes, Services, and Daemons
  • Enabling Debug Logs


Students should be familiar with the administration and configuration of the platforms that are covered by the course.

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