Course SYDP1383: Symantec Backup Exec 2010: Administration

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The Symantec Backup Exec 2010: Administration course is designed for the data protection professional tasked with 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 database. 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 Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers, Active Directory Recovery Agent, and Virtual Environment Agents.

In addition, students learn how to configure and work with Backup Exec Options, such as the Deduplication option and the Archiving Option. The new features and enhancements introduced in Backup Exec 2010 are also discussed in this course.

This course is for system administrators, system engineers, technical support personnel, consultants, network administrators, backup administrators, backup operators, and others who are responsible for installing, configuring, and administering Backup Exec 2010.

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


You must have working knowledge of administration and configuration of the Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008 platforms. You must also have experience configuring server software and hardware.

Knowledge of domain security and experience with Active Directory and Windows Server 2008 are recommended.

Knowledge of the following applications is beneficial, but not required:

•MS-SQL Server
•Microsoft Exchange Server
•Symantec Enterprise Vault
•Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
•Microsoft Hyper-V
•VMware virtual infrastructure

Delegates will learn how to:

•List the new features and enhancements made to Backup Exec 2010.
•Describe the basic functions of Backup Exec.
•Manage devices and media used by Backup Exec.
•Run basic backup jobs.
•Establish backup policies and templates.
•Restore backed-up data.
•Tune device performance and maintain the Backup Exec database.
•Protect remote servers using the appropriate Remote Agent.
•Install, configure, and work with the following Backup Exec Options: Deduplication Option & Archiving Options
•Use Backup Exec to protect databases.
•Install, configure, and work with the following Backup Exec Agents: Agent for Microsoft SQL Server, Agent for Microsoft Exchange, Agent for Microsoft SharePoint, Agent for VMware, Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V, Active Directory Recovery Agent and Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers

Course Outline

Symantec Backup Exec 2010: Install and Configure

Course Introduction

•About this course
•Symantec’s education and support resources
•What is new in Backup Exec 2010?

Backup Exec Fundamentals

•Backup Exec architecture
•Installation prerequisites
•Installing a media server
•Running a basic backup job
•Running a basic restore job

Devices and Media

•Supported devices and media
•Configuring devices
•Managing devices
•Managing media
•Media catalogs

Backing Up Data

•Backup job basics
•Configuring backup jobs
•Running backup jobs
•GRT-enabled backups
•Performing a system state backup

Establishing Backup Policies

•Relationship rules
•Creating a policy-based backup job

Restoring Data

•Configuring restore jobs
•Running restore jobs

Performance Tuning and Database Maintenance

•Device management
•Backup Exec database

Symantec Backup Exec 2010: Manage andAdminister

Course Introduction

•About this course
•Symantec’s education and support resources

Remote Agents

•Remote Agent for Windows Systems (RAWS)
•Remote Agent for Linux and UNIX Servers (RALUS)
•Active Directory Recovery Agent (ADRA)

Database Agents

•Database Agents overview
•Installing Database Agents
•Supported databases

Agent for Microsoft SQL Server

•Microsoft SQL Server overview
•Agent for SQL Server overview
•Backing up SQL Server
•Restoring a SQL Server database

Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server

•Microsoft Exchange Server overview
•Agent for Microsoft Exchange overview
•Backing up Exchange
•Restoring Exchange
•Backing up and restoring Exchange 2010

Agent for SharePoint Server

•SharePoint agent overview
•Backing up SharePoint
•Restoring SharePoint

Virtual Environment Agents

•Virtualization technologies
•Backup Exec Virtualization Agents essentials
•Backup Exec Virtualization Agents
•Using the Agent for VMware
•Using the Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V

Archiving Options for Backup Exec 2010

•Introducing the archiving options
•Installing Backup Exec archiving options
•Configuring the archive options for Backup Exec 2010
•Archiving Microsoft Exchange
•Archiving file systems
•Global archiving options and operations
•Using Backup Exec Retrieve

Deduplication Option for Backup Exec 2010

•Data deduplication and open storage technology: Fundamentals
•Backup Exec support for deduplication
•Installing the Deduplication Option
•Configuring the Deduplication Option
•Performing data deduplication


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