Veritas NetBackup 9.1: Administration

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...

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$4,500 USD
Course Code NBU9-1-ADMIN
Duration 5 days
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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.

Skills Gained

After completing 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.

Who Can Benefit

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.

Course Details

Course Outline

Introducing NetBackup

  • Data Protection and the NetBackup Environment
  • NetBackup and Flex Appliances: Overview
  • NetBackup Integrated Solutions
  • NetBackup Installation
  • NetBackup Administration Interfaces
  • Lab Exercise A: Creating Users and Groups
  • Lab Exercise B: Installing the NetBackup Primary/Master Server Software
  • Lab Exercise C: Installing the NetBackup Java Remote Administration Console
  • Lab Exercise D: Installing the NetBackup Media Server Software
  • Lab Exercise E: Installing the NetBackup Client Software
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Accessing and Navigating the NetBackup Web User Interface
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring Role-based Access Control
  • Lab Exercise C: Configuring NetBackup for Single Sign-On
  • Lab Exercise D: Viewing and Configuring Notifications
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Viewing NetBackup Certificates
  • Lab Exercise B: Manually deploying NetBackup Certificates
  • Lab Exercise C: Revoking and Reissuing Host ID-based Certificates
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring a BasicDisk Storage Unit
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring AdvancedDisk Storage
  • Lab Exercise C: Monitoring and Managing AdvancedDisk Storage
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring a Policy to Use a Frequency-based Schedule
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring a Policy to Use a Calendar-based Schedule
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Using and Customizing the Activity Monitor
  • Lab Exercise B: Performing Manual Backups
  • Lab Exercise C: Performing User-initiated Backups
  • Lab Exercise D: Restoring Client Files to their Original Location
  • Lab Exercise E: Restoring Client Files to an Alternate File System Location
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring NetBackup Media Server Deduplication
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring a Policy to Use MSDP Storage
  • Lab Exercise C: Performing Backups to MSDP Storage
  • Lab Exercise D: Configuring and Using Client-side Deduplication
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Performing Preliminary Tasks
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring Cloud Storage in NetBackup
  • Lab Exercise C: Configuring and Performing Backups to the Cloud
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring and Performing Synthetic Backups
  • Lab Exercise B: Optimizing Backups Using the NetBackup Accelerator
  • Lab Exercise C: Optimizing Backups Using NetBackup FlashBackup
  • Lab Exercise D: Configuring and Using Multiple Data Streams

Protecting VMware Environments

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

Recovering VMware Environments

  • Performing VMware Restores
  • Instant Access and Instant Rollback for VMware
  • VMware Agentless Restores
  • Lab Exercise A: Recovering Virtual Machine Files (agent-based)
  • Lab Exercise B: Recovering a VMware Virtual Machine Disk
  • Lab Exercise C: Recovering an Entire VMware Virtual Machine
  • Lab Exercise D: Using the VMware Agentless Restore
  • Lab Exercise E: Downloading Files and Folders from a VM Backup Image
  • Lab Exercise F: Creating Instant Access VM from a NetBackup Backup Image
  • Lab Exercise G: Instant Rollback for VMs
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring a Storage Lifecycle Policy
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring a Policy to Use an SLP
  • Lab Exercise C: Customizing SLP Settings
  • Lab Exercise D: Viewing and Monitoring SLP Operations
  • Lab Exercise E: Using SLPs to Perform MSDP Optimized Duplication
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Verifying Catalog Configuration Files
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring and Running NetBackup Catalog Backups
  • Lab Exercise C: Recovering the Catalogs Using the NetBackup Catalog Recovery Wizard
  • Lab Exercise D: Performing Catalog Operations
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring Disk Pool and WORM Storage Unit
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring NetBackup Policy
  • Lab Exercise C: Understanding Catalog Operations on WORM Image Copy
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Using the NetBackup Reports Utility
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring OpsCenter Data Collection for NetBackup
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Populating the Repository with NetBackup Packages
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring a Deployment Policy
  • Lab Exercise C: Manually Initiating Upgrades from the Primary/Master Server Using VxUpdate
  • Lab Exercise D: Initiating Upgrades from the Client Using VxUpdate
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Viewing the NetBackup Services
  • Lab Exercise B: Using the nbsu and nbcplogs Commands
  • Lab Exercise C: Viewing and Setting Debug Logging Properties
  • Lab Exercise D: Enabling NetBackup Legacy Debug Logging
  • Lab Exercise E: Viewing Debug Logging Levels for Unified Logs
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Configuring NetBackup Communication with Hyper-V
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring a Hyper-V Intelligent Policy and Backing Up Hyper-V Virtual Machines
  • Lab Exercise C: Restoring Individual Files
  • Lab Exercise D: Restoring the Full Hyper-V Machine
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Authorizing NetBackup Access to NDMP Hosts
  • Lab Exercise B: Configuring and Performing NDMP Backups
  • Lab Exercise C: Using NetBackup Accelerator for NDMP
  • Lab Exercise D: Performing NDMP Restores
  • Lab Exercise E: Performing Prerequisite Tasks for D-NAS Configuration
  • Lab Exercise F: Configuring and Performing D-NAS Backups
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Verifying and Discovering Tape Devices
  • Lab Exercise B: Viewing Configured Tape Devices
  • Lab Exercise C: Configuring Tape Devices
  • Lab Exercise D: Configuring Volume Pools
  • Lab Exercise E: Configuring Media
  • Lab Exercise F: Viewing Tape Drive and Robot Configuration Settings
  • Lab Exercise G: Using the Device Monitor to Monitor and Manage Tape Drives
  • Lab Exercise H: Managing Media
  • Lab Exercise I: Using the Robtest Utility
  • Lab Exercise J: Running NetBackup Reports from the Command Line
  • Lab 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
  • Lab Exercise A: Performing Non-NetBackup Pre-requisite Tasks for IRV
  • Lab Exercise B: Performing NetBackup Pre-requisite Tasks for IRV
  • Lab Exercise C: Performing Instant Recovery for VMware Using the vSphere Web Client
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