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Veritas NetBackup 7.7.x Media Server Deduplication Pool

  • Tuition USD $1,600 GSA  $1,284.63
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 519 Ratings
  • Course Code NETB-7-7-MEDIA
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

The Veritas NetBackup 7.7.x Media Server Deduplication Pool course is an advanced course designed for customers tasked with architecting, implementing, backing up, restoring, maintaining and tuning MSDP. This two-day, Instructor-led, hands-on class covers how to install, configure and tune MSDP using key logs and utilities.

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and functionality of deduplication
  • Explain MSDP processing
  • Describe the NetBackup deduplication process flow
  • Understand the MSDP referencing model
  • Configure a media server for deduplication
  • Configure client‐side deduplication
  • Describe the MSDP catalog directory structure
  • Identify the changes to the MSDP shadow catalog
  • Describe the MSDP Reference Database (RefDB)
  • Describe Deduplication Engine (spoold) RefDB processing
  • Describe CRQP activity
  • Describe MSDP data loss and storage leak concepts and explain the online data integrity checking
  • Troubleshoot MSDP‐related failures and list the log files that are useful in troubleshooting
  • Describe the process of client‐side image rebasing and server‐side image rebasing
  • Describe the PrefetchTraceLevel logging levels
  • Describe the MSDP upgrade and conversion process, and the related tools

Who Can Benefit

This advanced course is designed for customers.


You must have sound working knowledge of NetBackup 7.7.x and a good understanding of NetBackup Deduplication. Detailed knowledge of NetBackup backup, restore, and storage concepts is required. Participants should have completed the NetBackup Maintain and Troubleshooting course or equivalent, and have sound knowledge of the following:

  • NetBackup architecture and processes
  • NetBackup command-line utilities
  • NetBackup debug log analysis
  • Knowledge of Linux system administration

Course Details

Course Introduction

  • About this course
  • Education and support resources

Introduction to Deduplication

  • Deduplication principles
  • Deduplication phases
  • Deduplication solutions
  • MSDP processing overview

MSDP Architecture

  • NetBackup deduplication processes
  • NetBackup deduplication process flow
  • Understanding the MSDP referencing model

Configuration and Maintenance

  • MSDP configuration
  • Configuring NetBackup media server deduplication
  • Configuring client‐side deduplication
  • Maintaining NetBackup deduplication
  • Protecting the MSDP catalog

MSDP Catalog

  • MSDP catalog directory structure
  • MSDP shadow copies configuration
  • MSDP catalog backup and recovery

MSDP Reference Database and spoold Processing

  • Reference database (RefDB)
  • Deduplication engine (spoold) RefDB processing
  • MSDP queue processing details
  • Tracing CRQP activity
  • Accelerate MSDP CRQP with concurrent refdb transactions

MSDP Data Integrity

  • Data loss and storage leaks
  • Online data integrity checking
  • Troubleshooting MSDP‐related failures

MSDP Image Rehydration

  • SDP Image Rehydration
  • Image rebasing
  • Client‐side image rebasing
  • Server‐side image rebasing
  • Understanding the pre‐fetch model
  • Logging with PrefetchTraceLevel
  • Configuring pre‐fetch groups

Upgrading MSDP

  • Overview of MSDP upgrades
  • Upgrading and conversion tools

How do I enroll?

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How do I pay for a class?

You can pay at the time of registration using credit card (Mastercard/Visa/American Express) cheque or PO.

What if I have training credits?

ExitCertified honors all savings programs from the partners we work with. ExitCertified also offers training credits across multiple partners through our FLEX Account.

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.


Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

I had a good and comfortable remote training experience. Look forward to more such trainings.

Great experience with using the online training with Webcam and Zoom. It is as if I was there in the same classroom but in the comfort of my own setting.

Fantastic instructor, good overview of content and ability to answer questions

Everything went well. Enrollment process was easy and I always felt welcomed throughout the whole experience.

Class had good pace, the curriculum appeared to focus on exam prep (which was good), the lab worked very well except for one small instance.

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