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Veritas Backup Exec 20.1: Administration course is designed for the data protection professional tasked with architecting, implementing, backing up, and restoring critical data. This class covers how to back up and restore data, configure storage devices, manage media, manage 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, Microsoft SQL, Active Directory, and virtual environments.

Delivery Method(s)
This course is available in the following delivery method(s):

  • Instructor-led training (ILT): 5 days
  • Virtual instructor-led training (VILT): 5 days

This course includes practical, hands-on lab exercises that enable you to test your new skills and begin to transfer them to your working environment. Additionally, assessment items at the end of each lesson test your knowledge and comprehension of the information provided.

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

  • Describe the functionality and architecture of Backup Exec.
  • Install and upgrade to Backup Exec 20.1.
  • Configure storage devices.
  • Manage devices and media used by Backup Exec.
  • Run backup and restore jobs.
  • Set backup and recovery settings and methods.
  • Perform Online Disaster Recovery.
  • Work with the Database Encryption Key.
  • Install the SDR disk creation wizard, create an SDR disk imagen and recover a server with SDR.
  • Backup a physical machine and convert to a virtual machine either simultaneously or on a schedule.
  • Install, configure, and manage the Backup Exec Central Admin Server feature.
  • Protect remote servers using the appropriate Remote Agents.
  • Use Backup Exec to protect databases and applications, including;
    • VMware vSphere
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Agent for Active Director
  • List the supported virtual conversion configurations.
  • 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, backup administrators, backup operators, and others who are responsible for installing, configuring, managing and monitoring Backup Exec 20.1.

You must have basic working knowledge of administrating and configuring Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 and later platforms. You must also have experience configuring server software. 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

Lesson 00: Course Introduction
About this course
Veritas education and support resources

Lesson 01: Backup Exec Fundamentals
Data backup basics
Backup Exec solution offerings
Backup Exec architecture
Backup Exec 20.1: EOL Items

Lesson 02: Licensing Backup Exec
Subscription, Perpetual and À la carte Licensing
Trialware and upgrades
Capacity and subscription license enforcement
Updated licensing information
Capacity widget and capacity metering
Maintenance and Extended Support Licensing

Lesson 03: Installing Backup Exec
Backup Exec: New installation
Typical installation of Backup Exec
Custom installation of Backup Exec
Installation details
Applying Backup Exec updates

Lesson 04: Working with the Administration Console
Launching Backup Exec
Introduction to Backup and Restore

Lesson 05: Disk Storage Devices
Backup Exec storage devices
Configuring disk storage devices
Configuring disk cartridge devices
Configuring deduplication storage
Configuring Backup Exec storage pools
Managing disk storage devices

Lesson 06: Cloud-based Storage Devices
Cloud storage
Amazon S3 cloud-based storage
Google cloud-based storage
Microsoft Azure cloud-based storage
Backup Exec requirements for creating cloud storage devices
Configuring a cloud-storage device in Backup Exec
Managing cloud-storage in Backup Exec

Lesson 07: Network Storage Devices
Configuring network storage

Lesson 08: Disk, Network, and Cloud Data Management
Managing disk and network data
Data Lifecycle Management fundamentals
DLM rules overview
Dependent backup sets
DLM rule
Manual expiration and retention
Read only setting
Media Catalogs

Lesson 09: Tape Devices and Tape Management
Configuring tape storage
Managing tape devices
Tape storage operations
Managing tapes with media sets
Tape Drive Auto Eject enhancements

Lesson 10: Backing up Data
Adding a server
Creating a backup job
Working with multi-server backup definitions
Accounts and credentials in Backup Exec
Managing 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 basics
Job name fundamentals
Manually running backup jobs

Lesson 11: Managing Servers and Jobs
Backup and Restore view
Server groups
Backup selections – Tag as Business-Critical
Retired servers group

Lesson 12: Restoring Data
Viewing contents of backup sets
Restore job basics
Restore settings
Granular restore technology (GRT)
Restoring data from a single backup set
Restoring data from multiple backup sets
Restoring data from a cloud storage device
Restoring data from disk storage
Restoring data from tape
Restoring data from backup job
Online Disaster Recovery
Restoring System State
Shadow Copy Components

Lesson 13: Working with the Database Encryption Key
Backup Exec Database sensitive data components
Auto-generated AES-256 encryption key
Protecting the Database Encryption Key (DEK)

Lesson 14: Simplified Disaster Recovery
Simplified Disaster Recovery fundamentals
Simplified Disaster Recovery – Backup
Installing the SDR disk creation wizard
Creating an SDR disk image (.iso) file
Recovering a server with SDR
Windows Storage Pools and Spaces
SDR additional options

Lesson 15: Upgrading Backup Exec
Upgrading the Backup Exec server
BE CAS and MBES rolling upgrades
Agent for Windows upgrade
Migration report

Appendix A: Storage Devices
Windows Storage Pools and Spaces
Network Storage
Remote Media Agent for Linux
Robotic Libraries
Importing a legacy backup-to-disk folder

Appendix B: Central Admin Server Feature
Backup Exec CAS: Overview
Installing the CAS
Installing MBES
Backup jobs: MBES and Server Pools
Restoring Files using CAS
Instant Recovery jobs
MBES Settings
Copy Configuration to MBES
Upgrading a CAS environment to Backup Exec
Renaming CAS and MBES
MBES to Standalone
Offline Central Admin Server Restore from a Managed
Backup Exec Server

Appendix C: Remote Administration Console
Installing Backup Exec 20.1 Remote Administration Console
Configuring Backup Exec 20.1 Remote Administration Console

Lesson 00: Course Introduction
About this course
Veritas education and support resources

Lesson 01: Deduplication Feature
Data deduplication and Open Storage Technology – Fundamentals
Enabling the Deduplication Feature
Configuring Backup Exec deduplication storage
Exclusion from Windows deduplication
Configuring OST device
Deduplication backup job
Configuring client-side deduplication
Optimized duplication
Protecting Backup Exec deduplication storage
Best practices for the Deduplication Feature
OpenDedupe OST connector
OpenDedupe installation and configuration
Configuring OpenStorage in Backup Exec

Lesson 02: Introduction to Remote Agent, Applications and Databases
Agent for Windows
Push-installing the Agent for Windows using the Add Server Wizard
Locally installing the Agent for Windows
Managing the Agent for Windows
Agent for Applications and Databases fundamentals
Enabling the Agent for Applications and Databases feature

Lesson 03: Protecting Microsoft Exchange Server
Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange: Installation
Backing up a DAG
Exchange backup selections
Exchange backup settings
Exchange Preferred Servers Only backups
Restoring Exchange Data
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: RDB
Restore Considerations: Disaster Recovery
Volume Shadow Copy
Troubleshooting: VSS Provider and Exchange Writer

Lesson 04: Protecting Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft SQL server agent: Installation
SQL backup selections
SQL backup settings
Restoring a Microsoft SQL server database
Unsupported Microsoft SQL server features

Lesson 05: Protecting Microsoft SharePoint Server
SharePoint Agent overview
Adding a SharePoint server Farm
Backing up SharePoint
Restoring SharePoint

Lesson 06: Protecting Microsoft Active Directory
Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
Traditional Active Directory Restore
Active Directory: Granular Recovery Technology

Lesson 07: Protecting Virtual Environments
Virtualization technologies
Backup Exec virtualization Agents
Installing Agent for VMware and Hyper-V
Backing up virtual machines
Instant recovery for virtual machines
Performing an Instant Recovery for virtual machines
Removing an Instantly recovered virtual machine
Instant Recovery Resiliency and Enhancements
Virtual machine Recovery Ready validation: Overview
Performing a virtual machine Recovery Ready validation
Restoring virtual machines

Lesson 08: Performing Virtual Machine Conversions
Conversion to virtual machine fundamentals
One-time convert to virtual

Backup and convert simultaneously
Backup and convert to virtual machine on schedule
Convert from a backup set
Virtual conversion options
Conversion considerations

Appendix A: Agent for Linux
Agent for Linux

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