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Acquire the skills to make your data protection strategy successful with the Veritas NetBackup 9.1: 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 and restore operations, and ensure that the data recovery objectives are met.

Delivery Method(s)

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

  •  Instructor-led training – ILT: 5 days, including 6 months of lab access
  • Virtual instructor-led training – VILT: 5 days, including 6 months of lab access
  • Learning Lab – Self-paced lesson guide plus 6 months of lab access

This course includes practical hands-on lab exercises to apply your new skills in a virtual NetBackup domain. At the start of class students will choose between Windows-based or Linux-based NetBackup servers to perform lab exercises.

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

  • Describe the functions of the Primary/Master server, media servers, and clients.
  • Describe how NetBackup backs up and restores data.
  • Use the NetBackup Administration Console, Web User Interface, and OpsCenter.
  • Configure and manage NetBackup security certificates.
  • Configure, manage, and Monitor BasicDisk and AdvancedDisk 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.
  • Provision storage and configure MSDP.
  • Manage NetBackup cloud backups and cloud storage.
  • Optimize file system backups with NetBackup Accelerator.
  • Backup, restore and protect virtual environments like VMware and Hyper-V.
  • Configure Storage Lifecycle Policies (SLPs) and initiate jobs that use SLPs.
  • Protect and manage the NetBackup catalog.
  • Configure NetBackup WORM protection.
  • Optimize NetBackup for performance.
  • Generate NetBackup reports in NetBackup, OpsCenter, and APTARE IT Analytics.
  • Initiate NetBackup upgrades using VxUpdate.
  • Identify and use resources for troubleshooting NetBackup, including the support information gathering tools.

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

Students should be familiar with general network and storage concepts, and the administration and configuration of Windows or Linux operating systems. Knowledge of virtualization and cloud technologies is useful.

Introducing NetBackup
Data Protection and the NetBackup Environment
NetBackup and Flex Appliances: Overview
NetBackup Integrated Solutions
NetBackup Installation
NetBackup Administration Interfaces

Exercise A: Creating Users and Groups
Exercise B: Installing the NetBackup Primary/Master Server Software
Exercise C: Installing the NetBackup Java Remote Administration Console
Exercise D: Installing the NetBackup Media Server Software
Exercise E: Installing the NetBackup Client Software
Exercise F: Exploring the NetBackup Administration Console

Working with the NetBackup Web UI
NetBackup Web User Interface
Configuring NetBackup for Single Sign-On
Protecting Workload Assets
Managing Role-based Access Control
Alerts 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

Performing NetBackup Certificate Administration
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 NetBackup Certificates
Exercise B: Manually deploying NetBackup Certificates
Exercise C: Revoking and Reissuing Host ID-based Certificates
Exercise D: Using External Certificates with NetBackup

Configuring Basic and Advanced Disk Storage
NetBackup Storage Device Concepts
Configuring a BasicDisk Storage Unit
Configuring AdvancedDisk
Managing AdvancedDisk Storage
Configuring Storage Unit Groups

Exercise A: Configuring a BasicDisk Storage Unit
Exercise B: Configuring AdvancedDisk Storage
Exercise C: Monitoring and Managing AdvancedDisk Storage
Exercise D: Configuring a Storage Unit Group

Configuring NetBackup Policies and Schedules
Backup Policies: Overview
Creating and Configuring Policy Attributes
Creating a Policy Schedule
Adding Clients to a Policy
Creating Backup Selections
Exclude and Include Lists
Managing Policies

Exercise A: Configuring a Policy to Use a Frequencybased Schedule
Exercise B: Configuring a Policy to Use a Calendarbased Schedule
Exercise C: Managing NetBackup Policies

Protecting File Systems
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 NetBackup Web UI
Performing Restore Operations Using the BAR interface

Exercise A: Using and Customizing the Activity Monitor
Exercise B: Performing Manual Backups
Exercise C: Performing User-initiated Backups
Exercise D: Restoring Client Files to their Original Location
Exercise E: Restoring Client Files to an Alternate File System Location
Exercise F: Restoring Client Files to an Alternate Client System

Configuring Media Server Deduplication
Introduction to MSDP
Variable-Length Deduplication
MSDP Architecture
Planning a 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: Managing and Monitoring NetBackup MSDP Storage

Configuring Cloud Storage
Using the Cloud with NetBackup
Configure NetBackup Cloud Storage
Managing NetBackup Cloud Backups and Cloud Storage

Exercise A: Performing Preliminary Tasks
Exercise B: Configuring Cloud Storage in NetBackup
Exercise C: Configuring and Performing Backups to the Cloud
Exercise D: Restoring Client Data from Cloud-based Storage

Optimizing Filesystem Backups
File System Backup Challenges
Optimizing File System Backups
Optimizing File System Backups with NetBackup Accelerator
NetBackup FlashBackup
Using multiple data streams
Handling Busy Files on UNIX and Windows File Systems

Exercise A: Configuring and Performing Synthetic Backups
Exercise B: Optimizing Backups Using the NetBackup Accelerator
Exercise C: Optimizing Backups Using NetBackup FlashBackup
Exercise D: Configuring and Using Multiple Data Streams

Protecting VMware Environments
Introduction to Virtual Machine Backups
Configuring VMware Backups
Performing VMware Backups

Exercise A: Configuring NetBackup to Perform VMware Backups
Exercise B: Configuring a VMware Policy
Exercise C: Performing and Monitoring VMware Virtual Machine Backups
Exercise D: Excluding Disks from a VMware Virtual Machine Backup
Exercise E: Configuring Continuous Data Protection

Recovering VMware Environments
Performing VMware Restores
Instant Access and Instant Rollback for VMware
VMware Agentless Restores

Exercise A: Recovering Virtual Machine Files (agentbased)
Exercise B: Recovering a VMware Virtual Machine Disk
Exercise C: Recovering an Entire VMware Virtual Machine
Exercise D: Using the VMware Agentless Restore
Exercise E: Downloading Files and Folders from a VM Backup Image
Exercise F: Creating Instant Access VM from a NetBackup Backup Image
Exercise G: Instant Rollback for VMs
Exercise H: Performing Restores on CDP Protected Backup

Duplicating and Replicating Backups
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: Customizing SLP Settings
Exercise D: Viewing and Monitoring SLP Operations
Exercise E: Using SLPs to Perform MSDP Optimized Duplication
Exercise F: Configuring SLPs for Replicating Backup Images

Protecting the NetBackup Catalog
Understanding NetBackup Catalog
Protecting the NetBackup Catalog
Performing NetBackup Catalog Recovery
Maintaining the NetBackup Catalog

Exercise A: Verifying Catalog Configuration Files
Exercise B: Configuring and Running NetBackup Catalog Backups
Exercise C: Recovering the Catalogs Using the NetBackup Catalog Recovery Wizard
Exercise D: Performing Catalog Operations
Exercise E: Configuring a Policy for Catalog Archive

Configuring Immutable and Indelible Storage
Ransomware Overview
NetBackup Protect Against Ransomware
Configuring NetBackup WORM Protection
Backup Anomaly Detection

Exercise A: Configuring Disk Pool and WORM Storage Unit
Exercise B: Configuring NetBackup Policy
Exercise C: Understanding Catalog Operations on WORM Image Copy
Exercise D: Configuring and Identifying Backup Anomaly

Generating NetBackup Reports
Generating Reports in NetBackup
NetBackup OpsCenter
Generating NetBackup Reports in OpsCenter
Generating Reports Using APTARE IT Analytics

Exercise A: Using the NetBackup Reports Utility
Exercise B: Configuring OpsCenter Data Collection for NetBackup
Exercise C: Generating Reports Using OpsCenter

Upgrading and Updating NetBackup
NetBackup Upgrades: Overview
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 Primary/Master Server Using VxUpdate
Exercise D: Initiating Upgrades from the Client Using VxUpdate
Exercise E: Viewing the Deployment Job Status

Collecting Logs and Diagnostic Information
Performing Basic NetBackup Troubleshooting
Identifying NetBackup Processes, Services, and Daemons
NetBackup Logging: Overview
Using 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 Properties
Exercise D: Enabling NetBackup Legacy Debug Logging
Exercise E: Viewing Debug Logging Levels for Unified Logs
Exercise F: Using the Logging Assistant

Appendix A: Protecting Hyper-V Environment
Introduction to NetBackup for Hyper-V
Configuring Hyper-V Backups
Configuring NetBackup Policies for Hyper-V
Performing and Monitoring Hyper-V Backups
Performing Hyper-V Restores
Performing Hyper-V Restores with the NetBackup Add-in for SCVMM

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

Appendix B: Protecting NAS Data
Introduction to NetBackup for NDMP
Preparing for NDMP Backups
Configuring Local NDMP Backup
Configuring Remote NDMP Backups
Accelerator for NDMP Filers
Protecting a NetApp cDOT NDMP Filer
Understanding NDMP Three-way Backups
Data Protection Configuring NDMP Three-way Backups
Dynamic NAS (DNAS) Data Protection

Exercise A: Authorizing NetBackup Access to NDMP Hosts
Exercise B: Configuring and Performing NDMP Backups
Exercise C: Using NetBackup Accelerator for NDMP
Exercise D: Performing NDMP Restores
Exercise E: Performing Prerequisite Tasks for D-NAS Configuration
Exercise F: Configuring and Performing D-NAS Backups
Exercise G: Restoring D-NAS Backups

Appendix C: Configuring and Managing Tape Storage
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
Using Multiple Data Streams
Optimizing Tape Drive Performance Using Multiplexing
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

Appendix D: Performing Instant Recovery
Using VMware Instant Recovery
VMware Instant Recovery: Differences
VMware Instant Recovery: Process
VMware Instant Recovery: Options
NetBackup Plug-in in vSphere Web Client
Instant Recovery Cleanup
Executing the nbrestorevm Command

Exercise A: Performing Non-NetBackup Pre-requisite Tasks for IRV
Exercise B: Performing NetBackup Pre-requisite Tasks for IRV
Exercise C: Performing Instant Recovery for VMware Using the vSphere Web Client

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