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Veritas Netbackup 7.5 for UNIX: Administration (NBUS75)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Content

This Symantec NetBackup 7.5: Administration course provides the IT professional with instruction on the functionality of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 software. This course covers the general principles of using NetBackup to develop and implement a storage management strategy, including how to:

  • Install, conf igure, and operate NetBackup 7.5.
  • Manage NetBackup using the graphical interfaces, commands, and scripts.
  • Provide service protection and recovery.
  • Use the NetBackup Activity Monitor, NetBackupreports, and OpsCenter to monitor NetBackup activity.

Components of the Training Bundle

  • Instructor-led training ( ILT)
  • On-Demand Instructor-Led Training (video)
  • Symantec Certif ication Exam voucher

For descriptions of these training components, view training details page on the Symantec Education website.

Who should attend

This course is for entry-level system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, and system integration staff w ho are responsible for the installation, configuration, design, operation, monitoring, and performance optimization of NetBackup.


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

Course Objectives

This course provides instruction on NetBackup 7.5 and covers how to develop and implement a storage management strategy. At the completion of the course, you w ill be able to:

  • Discuss the challenges of performing backups in today’s enterprise computing environments.
  • Describe the functions 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 NetBackup opt ions and agents.
  • Install and verify NetBackup.
  • Use the NetBackup Administration Console and OpsCenter.
  • Describe the various tape and dis k storage types.
  • Configure tape-based devices and volume pools; perform a robot inventory.
  • Configure basic disk storage units and AdvancedDisk pools.
  • Configure file system backup policies and schedules.
  • Perform manual backups.
  • Restore f iles using the BAR GUI and OpsCenteroperational restore.
  • Monitor NetBackup bac kup and restore jobs and perform basic troubleshoot ing and information-gathering steps related to failing jobs.
  • Describe the various methods of backup image duplicat ion.
  • Conf igure Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs) and initiate jobs that use SLPs.
  • Back up and recover the NetBac kup catalogs.
  • Monitor NetBackup using the NetBackup Activity Monitor, NetBac kup reports, and OpsCenter.
  • Configure and manage dis k pools.
  • Optimize f ile system bac kups using incremental backups, file system snapshots, mult iplexing, synthetic backups, and multiple data streams.
  • Identify backup requirements for application backups, database backups, and v irtual machine backups.
  • Identify the resources available for troubleshooting NetBackup.
  • Use the nbcplogs utility to gather NetBackup debug logsand NBSU data.

Detailed Course Outline

Introducing NetBackup

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

Installing NetBackup

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

Using the NetBackup Administrative Interfaces

  • The NetBackup Administration Console
  • NetBackup OpsCenter

Configuring Tape Storage and Media

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

Configuring Disk Storage

  • Basic NetBackup storage
  • Configuring basic NetBackup disk storage
  • Configuring AdvancedDisk
  • Verifying disk storage
  • Additional NetBackup storage concepts

Configuring File System Backups

  • Introduction to backup policies
  • Configuring file system backup policies

Performing File System Backups and Restores

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

Protecting Backup Data

  • Backup duplication concepts
  • Using Storage Lifecycle Policies
  • Introduction to Auto Image Replication
  • Introduction to NetBackup Vault

Protecting the NetBackup Configuration

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

Monitoring NetBackup

  • Monitoring NetBackup jobs
  • Monitoring NetBackup activity
  • Managing jobs
  • Monitoring NetBackup health

Managing and Optimizing Tape Storage

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

Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage

  • Comparing disk storage features
  • Managing basic disk and DSSU
  • Managing AdvancedDisk and disk pools
  • Disk-related tips

Optimizing File System Backups

  • File system backup concepts
  • 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

  • Application protection concepts
  • Database backup concepts
  • Enterprise application backup concepts
  • Virtual machine protect ion concepts

Working with Support

  • Support resources
  • NetBackup processes, services, and daemons
  • Using the nbcplogs utility
  • Configuring NetBackup debug logging levels
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,500
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Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 3,500
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