Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Administration

5 Day Course
Code SYM_BE2010

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Lesson 1: Backup Exec Fundamentals (8 topics)

  • Data backup basics
  • Symantec's backup solution offerings
  • Backup Exec 2012 essentials
  • Backup Exec architecture
  • Installing the managed Backup Exec server
  • Launching Backup Exec 2012
  • Updating Backup Exec 2012
  • Upgrading to Backup Exec 2012

Lesson 2: Devices and Media (5 topics)

  • Devices and media
  • Configuring storage devices
  • Managing devices
  • Managing media
  • Media catalogs

Lesson 3: Backing Up Data (7 topics)

  • Backup job basics
  • Configuring backup jobs
  • Running backup jobs
  • Backup and Restore view: Managing servers, backups, and jobs
  • GRT- enabled backups
  • Configuring Backup Exec to determine if a file is backed up
  • System state backup

Lesson 4: Restoring Data (2 topics)

  • Restore job basics
  • Running restore jobs

Lesson 5: Performance Tuning and Database Maintenance (2 topics)

  • Device management
  • Backup Exec database

Lesson 6: Virtual Machine Conversion (3 topics)

  • Conversion to virtual machines fundamentals
  • Supported virtual conversion configurations
  • Virtual conversion workflows

Lesson7: Simplified Disaster Recovery (6 topics)

  • Simplified Disaster Recovery fundamentals
  • What's new in SDR
  • Simplified Disaster Recovery: Backup
  • Simplified Disaster Recovery: Server restore workflow
  • Creating a custom SDR disk
  • Using SDR for disaster recovery

Appendix A: What is New in Backup Exec 2012 (3 topics)

  • Backup Exec 2012: Core product enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2012 Agents: New features and enhancements
  • Backup Exec 2012 options: New features and enhancements

Appendix B: End of Life Items (2 topics)

  • Discontinued Backup Exec features
  • Discontinued ancillary features and requirements

Lesson 1: Remote Agents (3 topics)

  • Agent for Windows
  • Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS)
  • Agent for Microsoft Active Directory

Lesson 2: Agent for Applications and Databases (3 topics)

  • Agent for Applications and Databases fundamentals
  • Installing Database Agents
  • Supported applications and databases

Lesson 3: Agent for Microsoft SQL Server (4 topics)

  • Microsoft SQL Server fundamentals
  • Agent for Microsoft SQL Server basics
  • Backing up Microsoft SQL Server
  • Restoring a Microsoft SQL Server database

Lesson 4: Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server (5 topics)

  • Microsoft Exchange Server basics
  • Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server fundamentals
  • Backup Exec 2012 support for Exchange 2010
  • Backing up Exchange
  • Restoring Exchange

Lesson 5: Agent for SharePoint Server (3 topics)

  • SharePoint agent overview
  • Backing up SharePoint
  • Restoring SharePoint

Lesson 6: Virtual Environment Agents (3 topics)

  • Virtualization technologies
  • Using the Agent for VMware
  • Using the Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V

Lesson 7: Archiving Options for Backup Exec 2012 (7 topics)

  • Introduction to the Archiving Option
  • Installing the Archiving Option
  • Archiving Microsoft Exchange mailboxes
  • Archiving the File System
  • Creating an archive job
  • Restoring data from archives
  • Protecting Archiving Option components

Lesson 8: Deduplication Option (5 topics)

  • Data deduplication and Open Storage Technology: Fundamentals
  • Backup Exec support for deduplication
  • Installing the Deduplication Option
  • Configuring the Deduplication Option
  • Performing data deduplication

Lesson 9: Backup Exec Private Cloud Services (4 topics)

  • Backup Exec private cloud services basics
  • Types of Backup Exec private cloud services offerings
  • Backup Exec private cloud services features
  • Troubleshooting Backup Exec private cloud services


You must have working knowledge of administration and configuration of the 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 are recommended. Knowledge of the following applications is beneficial, but not required: Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Exchange Server Symantec Enterprise Vault Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Microsoft Hyper-V VMware virtual infrastructure

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