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The Veritas Backup Exec 15: Administration course is designed for the data protection professional tasked with architecting, implementing, backing up, and restoring critical data. This five-day, Instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to back up and restore data, configure storage devices, manage media, and maintain the Backup Exec environment.

Students also learn how to configure and work with various Backup Exec Agents, which protect applications like Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft SQL. The course also covers the Virtual Environment Agents and the Deduplication Option.

Delivery Method

  • Instructor-led training (ILT)


You must have basic working knowledge of administration and configuration of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 platforms. You must also have experience configuring server software and hardware. Basic working knowledge of domain security and experience with Active Directory and Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 are recommended.

Basic working knowledge of the following applications is beneficial, but not required:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • VMware virtual infrastructure


This course includes practical, hands-on lab exercises that enable you to test your new skills.

Veritas Backup Exec 15: Install and Configure 

Course Introduction

  • About this course
  • Education and support resources

Backup Exec Fundamentals

  • Data backup basics
  • Backup Exec solution offerings
  • Backup Exec 15 Licensing
  • Backup Exec 15 License key requirements
  • Backup Exec architecture
  • Backup Exec 15 Feature Pack 1: End of Life Items

Installing and Licensing Backup Exec 15

  • New installation of a Backup Exec server
  • Typical installation of Backup Exec
  • Custom installation of Backup Exec
  • Installation Logs
  • Launching Backup Exec 15
  • Updating Backup Exec 15

Installing Remote Administration Console for Backup Exec 15

  • Installing the Remote Administration Console
  • Blocked Remote Administration Console 32-bit installation scenario
  • Remote Administration Console compatibility

Upgrading and Migrating to Backup Exec 15

  • Backup Exec 15 Upgrade paths
  • Backup Exec Central Admin Server and Managed
  • Backup Exec Server rolling upgrades
  • Agent for Windows
  • Performing step upgrades
  • Upgrading from Backup Exec 2010 R3 and earlier
  • Backup Exec server Migration from 32-bit to 64-bit server
  • Migration paths

Storage Devices

  • Configuring disk storage devices
  • Importing a legacy backup-to-disk folder
  • Configuring disk cartridge devices
  • Configure deduplication and other storages
  • Configuring network storage
  • Configuring tape storage
  • Configuring storage device pools
  • Managing devices

Data Management

  • Managing Media
  • Data Lifecycle Management
  • Managing tapes with Media Management
  • Tape Storage Operations
  • Media Catalogs

Backing Up Data

  • Adding a server
  • Backup Selections
  • Multi-server backup definition
  • Accounts and Credentials in Backup Exec
  • Server Selections
  • Backup Selections – Dynamic Inclusion
  • Backup Selections – Resource Ordering
  • Backup Selections – Excludes
  • Adding a Backup Task
  • Backup Settings – Backup Methods
  • Backup Settings – Additional Settings
  • Backup Stage
  • Job name
  • Manually running backup jobs

Managing Servers and Jobs

  • Backup and Restore view
  • Server Groups
  • Retired Server Groups

Restoring Data

  • Restore job basics
  • Restore settings
  • Granular restore
  • Restoring data from single backup set
  • Restoring data from multiple backup sets
  • Restoring data from tape
  • Restoring data from backup job
  • Online Disaster Recovery
  • Restoring System State
  • Restoring Shadow Copy Components

Working with the Database Encryption Key

  • BEDB Sensitive Data components
  • Auto-generated AES-256 Encryption Key
  • Protecting the Database Encryption Key (DEK)
  • Missing Database Encryption Key scenarios and recovering from a lost key

Simplified Disaster Recovery 

  • Simplified Disaster Recovery fundamentals
  • Simplified Disaster Recovery: Backup
  • Installing the SDR disk creation wizard
  • Creating an SDR disk image (.iso)
  • Recovering a server with SDR
  • Windows Storage Pools and Spaces
  • SDR additional options

Virtual Machine Conversion

  • Conversion to virtual machines fundamentals
  • One-time convert to virtual
  • Backup and convert simultaneously
  • Backup and convert on a schedule
  • Convert from a backup set
  • Virtual conversion options
  • Conversion considerations

Storage Devices

  • Storage Provisioning Option
  • Windows Storage Pools and Spaces
  • Network Storage
  • Remote Media Agent for Linux
  • Robotic Libraries

Central Admin Server Option

  • Backup Exec 15 CASO: Overview
  • Installing the CASO
  • Installing MBES
  • Backup jobs: MBES and Server Pools
  • Restoring Files using CASO
  • MBES Settings
  • Copy Configuration to MBES
  • Upgrading a CASO environment to Backup Exec 15 MBES to Standalone
  • Offline Central Admin Server Restore from a Managed Backup Exec Server

Veritas Backup Exec 15: Manage and Administer 

Course Introduction

  • About this course
  • Education and support resources

Remote Agents

  • Introduction to Remote Agents
  • Agent for Windows
  • Push-installation of the Agent for Windows using the Add Server wizard
  • Push-installation of the Agent for Windows to virtual machines
  • Local installation of the Agent for Windows
  • Managing the Agent for Windows
  • Agent for Linux and Agent for Mac

Agent for Applications and Databases

  • Agent for Applications and Databases fundamentals
  • Installing the Agent for Applications and Databases

Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server

  • Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange: Install
  • Adding an Exchange Server / Database Availability Group
  • Backup Selections
  • Backup Settings
  • Restoring Exchange
  • Database Restore
  • GRT Browse Restore
  • GRT Search Restore
  • Restore Considerations: GRT
  • Restore Considerations: Public Folders
  • Restore Considerations: Site Mailbox
  • Restore Considerations: Database Overwrite
  • Restore Considerations: RSG/RDB
  • Restore Considerations: Disaster Recovery
  • Volume Shadow Copy
  • Troubleshooting: VSS Provider and Exchange Writer

Agent for Microsoft SQL Server

  • Microsoft SQL Server agent installation
  • Backup Selections
  • Backup Settings
  • Restoring a Microsoft SQL Server database
  • Unsupported Microsoft SQL Server features

Agent for Microsoft SharePoint Server

  • SharePoint Agent Overview
  • Add SharePoint Farm
  • Backing up SharePoint
  • Restoring SharePoint

Agent for Microsoft Active Directory

  • Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
  • Traditional Restore of Active Directory
  • GRT Restore

Virtual Environment Agents

  • Virtualization technologies
  • Backup Exec virtualization agents
  • Installing the Agent for VMware and Hyper-V
  • Restore
  • VMware VDDK 6.0 Enhancements
  • Security enhancements

Deduplication Option

  • Data deduplication and Open Storage Technology: Fundamentals
  • Installing the Deduplication Option
  • Configuring Backup Exec Deduplication Storage
  • Exclusion from Windows deduplication
  • Configuring OST device
  • Deduplication Backup Job
  • Configuring Client-side Dedup
  • Rehydration
  • Optimized duplication
  • Protect Backup Exec Dedup Storage

By the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic functionality of Backup Exec 15.
  • Describe the basic architecture of Backup Exec 15.
  • Install and upgrade to Backup Exec 15.
  • Install and work with the Backup Exec 15 RAC.
  • Configure storage devices.
  • Manage devices and media used by Backup Exec.
  • Run basic backup jobs.
  • Set backup settings and methods.
  • Restore backed-up data.
  • Perform Online Disaster Recovery.
  • Work with the Database Encryption Key.
  • Install the SDR disk creation wizard.
  • Create an SDR disk image (.iso).
  • Recovering a server with SDR.
  • Backup a physical machine and convert to virtual simultaneously.
  • Backup a physical machine and convert to virtual based on a schedule.
  • Install, configure, backup and restore data with the following Backup Exec Agents:
    • Agent for Microsoft SQL Server
    • Agent for Microsoft Exchange
    • Agent for Microsoft SharePoint
    • Agent for VMware and Hyper-V
    • Agent for Active Directory
  • List the supported virtual conversion configurations.
  • Install the Deduplication option.
  • Configure Backup Exec Deduplication Storage.
  • Backup and restore deduplicated data.

This course is designed for system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, systems professionals, consultants, network managers, network administrators, backup administrators, backup operators, and others who are responsible for installing, configuring, and day-to-day management of Backup Exec 15 in a variety of network environments, and who are responsible for troubleshooting and tuning the performance of this product in the enterprise environment.

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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