Symantec NetBackup 7.0 Administration for Windows/Unix

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Symantec Curriculum

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This Symantec NetBackup 7.0 Administration course provides the IT professional with instruction on the functionality of Symantec NetBackup 7.0 software. This course covers the general principles of using NetBackup to develop and implement a storage management strategy, including how to:

  • Install, configure, and operate NetBackup 7.0.
  • Manage NetBackup using the graphical interfaces, commands, and scripts.
  • Provide service protection and recovery.
  • Use the Activity Monitor and logs to monitor NetBackup processes.

This course provides instruction on NetBackup 7.0 and covers how to develop and implement a storage management strategy. At the completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges of performing backups in today’s enterprises.
  • Describe the function of the master, media, and EMM 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 NBU options and agents.
  • Install and verify NetBackup and OpsCenter.
  • Use the NBU Administration Console and OpsCenter.
  • Add robots and drives.
  • Configure storage units, storage unit groups, volumes, and volume pools.
  • Manage volumes.
  • Configure policy attributes and schedules.
  • Identify the available policy types.
  • Define which files, directories, and clients to back up.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot backup jobs.
  • Restore files and monitor restore jobs.
  • Describe how NetBackup selects which media to use.
  • Distribute client software.
  • Verify, duplicate, expire, and import backup images.
  • Back up and recover NBU catalogs.
  • Run basic NetBackup and OpsCenter reports.
  • Configure multiple data streams, multiplexing, synthetic backups, true image restores, and checkpoint restart.
  • Configure NetBackup to protect supported VMware and Hyper-V virtual clients.
  • Configure media groups and media ownership for media sharing.
  • Configure and manage disk pools.
  • Configure advanced staging using storage lifecycle policies.
  • Identify master server, EMM, media server, and client processes or services.
  • Identify the resources available for troubleshooting NetBackup.

This course is for system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, and system integration staff who are responsible for the design, performance optimization, and troubleshooting of NetBackup.

This course includes practical exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer them into your working environment.

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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
  • NetBackup installation tips

Introduction to NetBackup Administrative Interfaces (4 topics)

  • The NetBackup administration console
  • NetBackup OpsCenter
  • Command-line interface (CLI) tips
  • Reporting tips

Configuring Tape Devices (6 topics)

  • Shared tape drives
  • Adding robots
  • Adding tape drives
  • Monitoring shared tape drives
  • Monitoring and maintaining devices
  • Devices tips

Configuring Storage Units (3 topics)

  • Storage units
  • Configuring storage units
  • Storage unit tips

Configuring Volumes (4 topics)

  • Configuring volume pools
  • Configuring volumes
  • Managing physical volumes
  • Volume tips

Configuring Policies (5 topics)

  • Creating and configuring policy attributes
  • Creating a policy schedule
  • Adding clients to a policy
  • Creating backup selections
  • Backup policy tips

Performing Backups and Restores (3 topics)

  • Performing manual backup operations
  • Performing restore operations
  • Backup and restore tips

Managing Media (6 topics)

  • NetBackup media states and selection criteria
  • Determining media status
  • Configuring media sharing
  • Maximizing tape usage
  • SCSI reservations
  • Media-related tips

Reporting (2 topics)

  • Reporting in the NetBackup administration console
  • Standard OpsCenter reporting

Administrative Tasks and Challenges (6 topics)

  • Distributing client software
  • Managing backup images
  • Backup copies and duplication
  • Managing busy files
  • Managing job priorities
  • Managing user authentication and authorization

Performing Catalog Backups and Restores (5 topics)

  • NetBackup catalogs
  • Catalog backups
  • Manual catalog backup configuration
  • Disaster recovery
  • Catalog-related tips

Customizing Backup Policies (5 topics)

  • Using multiple data streams
  • Multiplexing backup images
  • Specialized backup solutions
  • Virtual client protection
  • Additional policy options

Using Disk Pools (4 topics)

  • Introduction to disk features
  • Pooling disk resources
  • Configuring disk pools
  • Managing disk pools

NBU Media Server Deduplication (4 topics)

  • Introduction to deduplication
  • NetBackup client deduplication
  • NetBackup media server deduplication
  • NetBackup media server deduplication 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 must be familiar with the administration and configuration of the platforms that are covered by the course.

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