Symantec Netbackup 7.5 for Windows/Unix

5 Day Course

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Introducing NetBackup (4 topics)

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

Installing NetBackup (5 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 (5 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 (3 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 (4 topics)

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

Protecting the NetBackup Configuration (5 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 (4 topics)

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

Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage (5 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 (7 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 (4 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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