Symantec Netbackup 7.5 for Windows/Unix

5 Day Course

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


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 7.5. Manage NetBackup using the graphical interfaces, commands, and scripts. Provide service protection and recovery. Use the NetBackup Activity Monitor, NetBackup reports, and OpsCenter to monitor NetBackup activity

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Introducing NetBackup (6 topics)

  • Introduction to data protection
  • The NetBackup environment
  • NetBackup concepts
  • NetBackup options and agents

Installing NetBackup (6 topics)

  • Preparing for NetBackup installation and configuration
  • Using the pre-installation utility
  • Installing your NetBackup environment
  • Installing NetBackup client software
  • Verifying your NetBackup installation

Using the NetBackup Administrative Interfaces (3 topics)

  • The NetBackup Administration Console
  • Enabling administrative access from media servers
  • NetBackup OpsCenter

Configuring Tape Storage and Media (7 topics)

  • NetBackup storage device concepts
  • Configuring tape devices
  • NetBackup media concepts
  • Configuring media
  • Verifying tape storage

Configuring Disk Storage (4 topics)

  • NetBackup disk storage types
  • Configuring basic NetBackup disk storage
  • Configuring AdvancedDisk
  • Verifying disk storage

Configuring File System Backups (4 topics)

  • Introduction to backup policies
  • Configuring file system backup policies
  • Viewing and editing a policy

Performing File System Backups and Restores (5 topics)

  • Performing manual backup operations
  • Performing restore operations using the Java BAR interface
  • Performing restore operations using the Windows BAR interface
  • Performing restore operations using OpsCenter Operational Restore
  • Backup and restore job-related tips

Protecting Backup Data (5 topics)

  • Backup duplication concepts
  • Storage Lifecycle Policies concepts
  • Using storage lifecycle policies
  • Introduction to NetBackup Vault

Protecting the NetBackup Configuration (7 topics)

  • Introduction to NetBackup catalogs
  • Managing images
  • Performing catalog backup operations using the wizard
  • Disaster recovery strategies
  • Catalog-related tips

Monitoring NetBackup (3 topics)

  • Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity Monitor
  • Reporting using the NetBackup Administration Console
  • Reporting using Symantec OpsCenter

Managing and Optimizing Tape Storage (6 topics)

  • Managing robots and tape drives
  • Monitoring media and media states
  •  Managing tapes
  • Media- and device-related tips

Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage (6 topics)

  • Comparing disk storage features
  • Managing basic disk and DSSU
  • Managing AdvancedDisk and disk pools
  • Additional NetBackup Storage concepts
  • Disk-related tips

Optimizing File System Backups (8 topics)

  • File system backup challenges
  • Using incremental backups
  • Introduction to file system snapshots
  • Using multiple data streams
  • Optimizing tape drive performance using multiplexing
  • Using synthetic backups
  • Using FlashBackup

Introduction to Enterprise Backups (6 topics)

  • Application protection concepts
  • Introduction to database backups
  • Introduction to enterprise application backups
  • Introduction to virtual machine backups

Working with Support (4 topics)

  • Support resources
  • NetBackup processes, services, and daemons
  • NetBackup and Media Manager logging overview
  • Using the support utilities


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

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