Veritas NetBackup 8.3: Administration

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Veritas NetBackup 8.3: Administration Course Overview:

The Veritas NetBackup 8.3: Administration Training & Certification course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively administer and manage the Veritas NetBackup software.

During the course, participants will learn about the general principles of data protection, as well as the configuration and management of NetBackup. They will explore how to utilize the various tools and interfaces provided by NetBackup to optimize backup operations and ensure that data recovery objectives are met.

Key topics covered in the course include backup and restore concepts, configuring storage units and storage devices, managing backup policies and schedules, monitoring and reporting on backup operations, and troubleshooting common issues that may arise in the NetBackup environment.

Intended Audience:

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

After completing this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss the challenges of performing backups in today’s enterprise computing environments.
• Describe the functions of the master server, media servers, and clients.
• Describe how NetBackup backs up and restores data.
• Identify NetBackup options and agents.
• Use the NetBackup Administration Console, Web, Interface, 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 related to failing jobs.
• Configure and manage AdvancedDisk storage units and disk pools.
• Configure tape-based devices and volume pools;
perform a robot inventory.
• Describe the various methods of backup image duplication.
• Describe MSDP cloud support and duplicate backups from local MSDP storage to MSDP cloud.
• Backup, restore and protect virtual environments like VMware and Hyper-V.
• Configure Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs) and initiate jobs that use SLPs.
• Manage the NetBackup catalog.
• Optimize NetBackup for performance.
• Generate NetBackup reports.

Introducing NetBackup

• Data Protection and the NetBackup Environment
• NetBackup licensing models
• NetBackup Appliance overview
• Using the NetBackup Administration Console
• Installing NetBackup

• Exercise A: Creating web service user and group on NetBackup master server
• Exercise B: Installing NetBackup master server software
• Exercise C: Installing NetBackup Java Remote

• Exercise D: Installing NetBackup media server software
• Exercise E: Installing NetBackup client software
• Exercise F: Exploring the NetBackup Administration

• Exercise G: Viewing NetBackup Host Properties

• NetBackup Web User Interface
• Managing role-based access control
• Configuring NetBackup for Single Sign-On
• Configuring storage
• Managing credentials
• Protecting workload assets
• Monitoring and notifications
• Managing user sessions

• Exercise A: Accessing and navigating the NetBackup web user interface
• Exercise B: Configuring role-based access control
• Exercise C: Configuring NetBackup for Single Sign-On
• Exercise D: Viewing and configuring notifications
• Exercise E: Managing user sessions

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

• Exercise A: Viewing disk storage on a NetBackup server system
• Exercise B: Configuring a Basic Disk storage unit
• Exercise C: Identifying AdvancedDisk storage server
• Exercise D: Configuring an AdvancedDisk Disk Pool
• Exercise E: Verifying AdvancedDisk configuration
• Exercise F: Configuring a policy to write backups to AdvancedDisk storage
• Exercise G: Performing and monitoring backups to AdvancedDisk storage
• Exercise H: Monitoring and managing AdvancedDisk disk pools
• Exercise I: Configuring a storage unit group

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

• Exercise A: Configuring a policy to use frequency-based schedules
• Exercise B: Configuring a policy to use calendar-based schedules
• Exercise C: Copying a policy to create a new policy

• Performing manual backup operations
• Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity Monitor
• Performing user-directed backups
• Backup job-related tips
• Introduction to restores
• Performing restore operations using the BAR interface
• Performing restore operations using OpsCenter Operational Restore
• Restore job-related tips

• Exercise A: Using the Activity Monitor
• Exercise B: Performing manual backups
• Exercise C: Viewing job details
• Exercise D: Deactivating and activating policies
• Exercise E: Performing user-initiated backups
• Exercise F: Becoming familiar with key restore settings in the BAR user interface
• Exercise G: Restoring client files to their original location
• Exercise H: Restoring client files to an alternate file system location
• Exercise I: Restoring client files to an alternate client system
Exercise J: Using the OpsCenter Operational Restore
feature (Optional)

• Understanding security certificates
• Working with Certificate Revocation Lists
• Configuring NetBackup security certificates
• Managing NetBackup security certificates
• Using external security certificates with NetBackup

• Exercise A: Viewing host ID-based certificate details
• Exercise B: Manually deploying the CA certificate on a NetBackup client
• Exercise C: Manually deploying the host-id certificate on a NetBackup host
• Exercise D: Revoking host ID-based certificates
• Exercise E: Configuring External Certificate Authority (ECA) on the NetBackup Master Server
• Exercise F: Configuring a NetBackup host to use an ECA-signed certificate
• Exercise G: Disabling an external CA in a NetBackup domain

• Duplication strategies
• Storage lifecycle policy concepts
• Using storage lifecycle policies
• Additional Storage Lifecycle Policy features and benefits

• Exercise A: Configuring a Storage Lifecycle Policy
• Exercise B: Configuring a policy to use an SLP
• Exercise C: SLP Host Properties
• Exercise D: Viewing and monitoring SLP operations

• File system backup challenges
• Optimizing file system backups
• Optimizing file system backups with NetBackup

• Using multiple data streams
• Optimizing tape drive performance using multiplexing
• Handling busy files on UNIX and Windows file systems

• Exercise A: Optimizing backups using the NetBackup

• Exercise B: Configuring and using multiple data streams
• Exercise C: Configuring and performing multiplexed backups (Optional)

• VxUpdate overview
• Deployment Policy Management
• Initiating upgrades using VxUpdate
• VxUpdate Error Codes
• Exercise A: Populating the repository with NetBackup packages
• Exercise B: Configuring a Deployment policy
Exercise C: Manually initiating upgrades from the master
server using VxUpdate
• Exercise D: Initiating upgrades from the client using VxUpdate
• Exercise E: Viewing the deployment job status

• Introduction to MSDP
• Deduplication solutions
• MSDP architecture
• Planning your deployment
• Provisioning storage and configuring MSDP
• Exercise A: Configuring NetBackup Media Server Deduplication
• Exercise B: Configuring a policy to use MSDP storage
• Exercise C: Performing backups to MSDP storage
• Exercise D: Configuring and using client-side deduplication
• Exercise E: Monitoring and managing NetBackup MSDP storage

• MSDP Cloud Support
• MSDP Online data integrity checking
• Optimizing deduplication restores and rehydration
• Monitoring MSDP
• MSDP Disaster Recover
• Exercise A: Configuring MSDP Cloud
• Exercise B: Duplicating backups from local MSDP
storage to MSDP Cloud
• Exercise C: Performing Disaster Recovery
• Exercise D: (Optional) Examining MSDP cloud
configuration files
• Exercise E: (Optional) Verifying Data Integrity Checks

• Ransomware overview
• NetBackup protection against Ransomware
• Configuring NetBackup WORM protection
• Exercise A: Configuring NetBackup WORM storage
server instance
• Exercise B: Configuring Disk Pool and WORM Storage
• Exercise C: Configuring NetBackup Policy
• Exercise D: Understanding catalog operations on WORM image copy

• Understanding VMware backups
• Performing VMware backups
• Performing VMware restores
• Instant Access for VMware
• VMware Agentless Restore

• Exercise A: Verifying the VMware environment
Exercise B: Configuring NetBackup to perform VMware
• Exercise C: Installing the NetBackup Plug-in for VMware
vSphere Web Client
• Exercise D: Configuring a VMware policy
• Exercise E: Performing and monitoring VMware virtual
machine backups
• Exercise F: Excluding disks from a VMware virtual
machine backup
• Exercise G: Managing VMware assets using the
NetBackup Web UI
• Exercise H: Managing VMware credentials using Web UI
• Exercise I: Recovering virtual machine files
• Exercise J: Recovering a VMware virtual machine disk
• Exercise K: Recovering an entire VMware virtual
• Exercise L: Using NetBackup Web UI to recover a virtual
machine to alternate location
• Exercise M: Using the Instant Access for VMware (Linux

• NetBackup catalog: Overview
• NetBackup relational databases
• Catalog backup and recovery
• Maintaining the NBDB

• Exercise A: Running NetBackup reports
• Exercise B: Verifying, expiring, and importing backup
• Exercise C: Configuring and running NetBackup catalog
• Exercise D: Recovering the catalogs using the NetBackup Catalog Recovery wizard

• Generating reports in NetBackup
• Generating reports using OpsCenter
• Generating reports using APTARE IT Analytics
• Exercise A: Generating reports in NetBackup Admin
• Exercise B: Generating reports using OpsCenter

• Introduction to NetBackup APIs
• NetBackup Integration with Veritas Resiliency Platform
• NetBackup Integration with Access Appliance 3340
• NetBackup Integration with Enterprise Vault

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

• Exercise A: Viewing the NetBackup services
• Exercise B: Using the nbsu and nbcplogs commands
• Exercise C: Viewing and setting debug logging
• Exercise D: Enabling NetBackup legacy debug logging
• Exercise E: Viewing debug logging levels for unified logs

• Understanding Media Manager storage units
• Configuring tape devices
• Verifying tape storage
• NetBackup media concepts
• Configuring media
• Managing robots and tape drives
• Monitoring media and media states
• Managing tapes
• NetBackup device troubleshooting
• Common NetBackup device issues
• Media and device selection
• Media-related status codes
• Troubleshooting frozen and suspended media

• Exercise A: Verifying and discovering tape devices
• Exercise B: Viewing configured tape devices
• Exercise C: Configuring tape devices
• Exercise D: Configuring volume pools
• Exercise E: Configuring media
• Exercise F: Viewing tape drive and robot configuration settings
• Exercise G: Using the Device Monitor to monitor and manage tape drives
• Exercise H: Managing media
• Exercise I: Using the robtest utility
• Exercise J: Running NetBackup reports from the command line
• Exercise K: Media state management using the command line

• Introduction to NetBackup for Hyper-V
• Configuring Hyper-V backups
• Performing and Monitoring Hyper-V backups
• Performing Hyper-V restores
• Performing Hyper-V restores with the NetBackup Add-in

• Exercise A: Configuring NetBackup communication with Hyper-V
• Exercise B: Configuring a Hyper-V Intelligent Policy and backing up Hyper-V virtual machines
• Exercise C: Restoring individual files
• Exercise D: Restoring the full Hyper-V machine
• Exercise E: Performing Hyper-V backups and restores in an SCVMM environment

• Using VMware Instant Recovery

VMware Instant Recovery: Differences
• VMware Instant Recovery: Process
• Working with the NetBackup plug-in in vSphere Web
• Instant Recovery Cleanup
• Executing the nbrestorevm command
• Exercise A: Verifying the VMware environment
• Exercise B: Performing non-NetBackup pre-requisite tasks for IRV
• Exercise C: Performing NetBackup pre-requisite tasks for IRV
• Exercise D: Performing Instant Recovery for VMware (IRV) using the vSphere Web Client

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

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