Veritas NetBackup 8.1.2: Administration - NBU8-1-ADMIN Course Outline

(5 Days)

Overview

Acquire the skills to make your data protection strategy successful with the Veritas NetBackup 8.1: Administration course. You will learn the general principles, configuration, and management of NetBackup, including how to: best utilize the NetBackup tools and interfaces, effectively monitor backup operations, and ensure data recovery objectives are met.

Audience Profile

  • This course is intended for technical professionals responsible for the design, configuration, operation, monitoring, or support of NetBackup.

Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with general network and storage concepts, and the administration and configuration of Linux operating systems.

At Course Completion

  • Discuss the challenges of performing backups in today’s enterprise computing environments.
  • Describe the functions of the master server, media 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 NetBackup options and agents.
  • Use the NetBackup Administration Console and OpsCenter.
  • Configure and manage basic disk storage units and storage unit groups.
  • Configure file system backup policies and schedules.
  • Perform manual backups and user-directed backups.
  • Restore files using the Java or Windows BAR interface and OpsCenter Operational Restore.
  • Monitor NetBackup backup and restore jobs and perform basic troubleshooting and information-gathering steps related to failing jobs.
  • Configure and manage AdvancedDisk storage units and disk pools.
  • Configure tape-based devices and volume pools; perform a robot inventory.
  • Manage robot and tape drive settings, including media sharing.
  • Monitor and manage media and media states.
  • Configure, run, and manage virtual machine backups using VMware.
  • Recover virtual machines, including using VMware Instant Recovery.
  • Use the integrated NetBackup vSphere Web Client Plugin for VMware.
  • Describe the various methods of backup image duplication.
  • Configure Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs) and initiate jobs that use SLPs.
  • Manage the NetBackup catalog to search for, verify,
  • duplicate, import, and expire backup images.
  • Back up and recover the NetBackup catalogs.
  • Optimize file system backups using incremental
  • backups, True Image Restore, synthetic backups,
  • NetBackup Accelerator, multiple data streams, and multiplexing.

Course Outline

Course Details

Introducing NetBackup

  • Data protection and the NetBackup environment
  • NetBackup concepts
  • Using the NetBackup Administration Console
  • NetBackup appliance overview
  • Using NetBackup OpsCenter

Configuring NetBackup Storage

  • NetBackup storage device concepts
  • Configuring and managing a basic disk storage unit
  • Configuring storage unit groups

Configuring Policies

  • Introduction to backup policies
  • Creating and configuring policy attributes
  • Creating a policy schedule
  • Adding client to a policy
  • Creating backup selections
  • Managing existing policies

Performing File System Backups

  • Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity Monitor
  • Performing manual backup operations
  • Performing user-directed backups
  • Backup job-related tips

Performing File System Restores

  • Introduction to restores
  • Performing restore operations using the BAR interface
  • Performing restore operations using OpsCenter Operational Restore
  • Restore job-related tips

Configuring Disk Pools

  • Understanding disk pools and AdvancedDisk
  • Configuring AdvancedDisk
  • Managing AdvancedDisk storage

Configuring Media Server Deduplication

  • Introduction to NetBackup deduplication
  • Configuring NetBackup media server deduplication
  • Configuring client-side deduplication
  • Managing NetBackup deduplication

Configuring Tape Storage

  • Understanding Media Manager storage units
  • Configuring tape devices
  • Verifying tape storage
  • NetBackup media concepts
  • Configuring media

Managing Tape Storage

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

Performing Virtual Machines Backups

  • Introduction to virtual machine backups
  • Configuring VMware backups
  • Performing and Monitoring VM Backups

Performing Virtual Machines Restores

  • Managing virtual machine restores
  • Managing VMware restores
  • Using VMware Instant Recovery

Duplicating Backups Using Storage Lifecycle Policies

  • Backup duplication concepts
  • Storage lifecycle policy concepts
  • Using storage lifecycle policies
  • Additional Storage Lifecycle Policy features and benefits

Managing and Protecting the NetBackup Catalog

  • Introduction to NetBackup catalogs
  • Managing images
  • Configuring a catalog backup policy
  • Disaster recovery strategies

Optimizing File System Backups

  • File system backup challenges
  • Optimizing file system backups
  • Optimizing file system backups with NetBackup Accelerator
  • Using multiple data streams
  • Optimizing tape drive performance using multiplexing
  • Handling busy files on UNIX and Windows file systems

Collecting Logs and Diagnostic Information

  • Performing basic NetBackup troubleshooting
  • Identifying NetBackup processes, services, and daemons
  • NetBackup logging overview
  • Using the support utilities
  • Using NetBackup support resources