Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Administration

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Symantec Curriculum

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The Symantec Backup Exec 2010: Administration course is designed for the data protection professional tasked with backing up and restoring critical data. This five-day, instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to back up and restore data, configure storage devices, manage media, and maintain the Backup Exec database. Students also learn how to configure and work with various Backup Exec Agents, which protect applications like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft SQL. The course also covers the Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers, Active Directory Recovery Agent, and Virtual Environment Agents.

In addition, students learn how to configure and work with Backup Exec Options, such as the Deduplication option and the Archiving Option. The new features and enhancements introduced in Backup Exec 2010 are also discussed in this course.

This course is for system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, consultants, network administrators, backup administrators, backup operators, and others who are responsible for installing, configuring, and administering Backup Exec 2010.

This course includes practical exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer them into your working environment. Additionally, assessment items at the end of each lesson test your knowledge and comprehension of the information provided.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • List the new features and enhancements made to Backup Exec 2010.
  • Describe the basic functions of Backup Exec.
  • Manage devices and media used by Backup Exec.
  • Run basic backup jobs.
  • Establish backup policies and templates.
  • Restore backed-up data.
  • Tune device performance and maintain the Backup Exec database.
  • Protect remote servers using the appropriate Remote Agent.
  • Install, configure, and work with the following Backup.

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Course Introduction (3 topics)

  • About this course
  • Symantec's education and support resources
  • What is new in Backup Exec 2010?

Backup Exec Fundamentals (5 topics)

  • Backup Exec architecture
  • Installation prerequisites
  • Installing a media server
  • Running a basic backup job
  • Running a basic restore job

Devices and Media (5 topics)

  • Supported devices and media
  • Configuring devices
  • Managing devices
  • Managing media
  • Media catalogs

Backing Up Data (5 topics)

  • Backup job basics
  • Configuring backup jobs
  • Running backup jobs
  • GRT-enabled backups
  • Performing a system state backup

Establishing Backup Policies (4 topics)

  • Policies
  • Templates
  • Relationship rules
  • Creating a policy-based backup job

Restoring Data (2 topics)

  • Configuring restore jobs
  • Running restore jobs

Performance Tuning and Database Maintenance (2 topics)

  • Device management
  • The Backup Exec database

Remote Agents (3 topics)

  • Remote Agent for Windows Systems (RAWS)
  • Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS)
  • Active Directory Recovery Agent (ADRA)

Database Agents (3 topics)

  • Database Agents overview
  • Installing Database Agents
  • Supported databases

Agent for Microsoft SQL Server (4 topics)

  • Microsoft SQL Server overview
  • Agent for SQL Server overview
  • Backing up SQL Server
  • Restoring a SQL Server database

Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server (5 topics)

  • Microsoft Exchange Server overview
  • Agent for Microsoft Exchange overview
  • Backing up Exchange
  • Restoring Exchange
  • Backing up and restoring Exchange 2010

Agent for SharePoint Server (3 topics)

  • SharePoint agent overview
  • Backing up SharePoint
  • Restoring SharePoint

Virtual Environment Agents (5 topics)

  • Virtualization technologies
  • Backup Exec Virtualization Agents essentials
  • Backup Exec Virtualization Agents
  • Using the Agent for VMware
  • Using the Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V

Archiving Options for Backup Exec 2010 (7 topics)

  • Introducing the archiving options
  • Installing Backup Exec archiving options
  • Configuring the archive options for Backup Exec 2010
  • Archiving Microsoft Exchange
  • Archiving file systems
  • Global archiving options and operations
  • Using Backup Exec Retrieve

Deduplication Option for Backup Exec 2010 (1 topic)

  • Data deduplication and open storage technology

Fundamentals (4 topics)

  • Backup Exec support for deduplication
  • Installing the Deduplication Option
  • Configuring the Deduplication Option
  • Performing data deduplication

Symantec Backup Exec 2010: Self Study Manual (1 topic)

  • The topics below are from the self study manual are not taught by the instructor.

Advanced Backup Methods (2 topics)

  • Advanced Open File Option (AOFO)
  • Advanced Disk-based Backup Option (ADBO)

Desktop and Laptop Option (5 topics)

  • DLO overview
  • Installing DLO
  • Configuring DLO
  • Additional DLO tasks
  • Advanced DLO functions

Central Admin Server Option (4 topics)

  • CASO overview
  • Installing and configuring CASO
  • Backing up files using CASO
  • Monitoring CASO

Continuous Protection Server (6 topics)

  • CPS overview
  • Installing and configuring CPS
  • CPS jobs
  • Restoring CPS data
  • Protecting CPS with Backup Exec
  • Monitoring CPS activity

Integration with Additional Symantec Solutions (2 topics)

  • Symantec online storage for Backup Exec
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection

Agent for Enterprise Vault (4 topics)

  • Enterprise Vault overview
  • Using the Agent for Enterprise Vault

Agent for Lotus Domino (6 topics)

  • Agent for Lotus Domino Server overview
  • Requirements
  • Installing the Agent for Lotus Domino
  • Domino Attachment and Object Service overview
  • Backing up Lotus Domino
  • Restoring Lotus Domino

NDMP Option (5 topics)

  • NDMP overview
  • Installing the NDMP Option
  • Configuring an NDMP server
  • Backing up NDMP resources
  • Restoring NDMP data

Advanced Functionality (3 topics)

  • Advanced device management
  • Advanced media functions
  • Vaulting

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Backup Exec (3 topics)

  • Monitoring Backup Exec activity
  • Controlling Backup Exec activity
  • Backup Exec utilities


You must have working knowledge of administration and configuration of the Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 platforms. You must also have experience configuring server software and hardware. Knowledge of domain security and experience with Active Directory and Windows Server 2008 is recommended. Knowledge of the following applications is beneficial, but not required:
  • MS-SQL Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Symantec Enterprise Vault
  • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • VMware Virtual Infrastructure

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