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Administration of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX
Study Guide

The following tables list the Symantec SCS Certification exam objectives for the Administration of Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for
UNIX exam and how these objectives align to the Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX: Administration course and the Symantec
NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX and Windows: Advanced Administration course.

The recommended course to prepare for this exam is:
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX and Windows : Advanced Administration (ILT/VA)
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX: Administration (ILT/VA/OD-ILT)
or
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX : Install, Configure, and Deploy (ILT/VA)
and
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX : Manager and Administer (ILT/VA)


The product documentation for this course includes the following:
Symantec NetBackup Administrator's Guides (UNIX and Linux or Windows)
Symantec NetBackup Installation Guide (UNIX and Linux or Windows)
Symantec OpsCenter Administrator's Guide
Symantec OpsCenter Reporting Guide
Symantec NetBackup Deduplication Guide
Symantec NetBackup Troubleshooting Guide
Symantec NetBackup Status Codes Reference Guide
Symantec NetBackup Commands Reference Guide


Examples of Hands-on Experience (Real World or Virtual):
Install NetBackup 7.5 server and client software on supported Windows- or UNIX-based platforms.
Upgrade a NetBackup environment to version 7.5, including the upgrade of master server, media server, and client
software on supported Windows- or UNIX-based platforms.
Describe NetBackup terminology and architecture.
Describe NetBackup communication mechanisms.
Describe NetBackup general hardware and software requirements.
Start and stop NetBackup on supported NetBackup server and client platforms.
Perform common NetBackup configuration tasks, including (but not limited to): device configuration, media manager and
disk storage unit configuration, storage unit group configuration, volume and volume pool configuration, storage server
and disk pool configuration, and policy, schedule, and storage lifecycle policy configuration.
Perform common NetBackup administrative tasks, including (but not limited to): device monitoring and status
manipulation, storage unit and storage unit group monitoring, removable media monitoring and management tasks, policy,
schedule, and storage lifecycle policy administration, job monitoring and administration, NetBackup report generation and
analysis
Identify and collect NetBackup failure status and related information.


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Troubleshoot and resolve common backup and restore problems.
Gather NetBackup troubleshooting information and log files using utilities provided with NetBackup.

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EXAM AREA 1
Install Symantec NetBackup 7.5
Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Describe the roles, functions, and the topology of major
Symantec NetBackup components including the master, media,
EMM servers, clients, storage server, OpsCenter, agents, and
options.
Lesson 1: Introducing NetBackup
Topic: The NetBackup environment
Topic: NetBackup concepts
Topic: NetBackup options and agents
Describe the installation of the Symantec NetBackup master
server, media server, and client including remote client
installation methods available within Symantec NetBackup.
Lesson 2: Installing NetBackup
Topic: Installing your NetBackup environment
Topic: Installing NetBackup clients



EXAM AREA 2
Configure Symantec NetBackup 7.5
Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Describe how to configure various master/media/client settings
and host properties using the Symantec NetBackup
administration console.
Lesson 3: Using the NetBackup Administrative Interfaces
Topic: The NetBackup Administration Console
Describe how to configure removable media, volume pools, and
volume groups.
Lesson 4: Configuring Tape Storage and Media
Topic: NetBackup storage device concepts
Topic: Configuring tape devices
Topic: Configuring media
Explain how to verify the functionality of tape and disk devices in
the operating system.
Lesson 4: Configuring Tape Storage and Media
Topic: Verifying tape storage

Lesson 5: Configuring Disk Storage
Topic: Verifying disk storage


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Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Describe how to configure storage units, storage unit groups,
and Storage Lifecycle Policies.
Lesson 5: Configuring Disk Storage
Topic: Configuring basic NetBackup disk storage
Topic: Configuring AdvancedDisk

Lesson 4: Configuring Tape Storage and Media
Topic: NetBackup storage device concepts

Lesson 8: Protecting Backup Data
Topic: Storage lifecycle policy concepts
Topic: Using storage lifecycle policies
Describe how to configure and utilize policy attributes. Lesson 6: Configuring File System Backups
Topic: Introduction to backup policies
Topic: Configuring file system backup policies
Topic: Viewing and editing a policy
Describe how to configure and utilize policy scheduling. Lesson 6: Configuring File System Backups
Topic: Introduction to backup policies
Topic: Configuring file system backup policies
Topic: Viewing and editing a policy
Explain how to configure and utilize policy clients and backup
selections.
Lesson 6: Configuring File System Backups
Topic: Introduction to backup policies
Topic: Configuring file system backup policies
Topic: Viewing and editing a policy
Explain how to implement specialized backup solutions including
synthetic backups, True Image Restore (TIR), multiple data
streams, multiplexing, checkpoint restart, and the use of backup
duplication solutions such as disk staging, Storage Lifecycle
Policies, and Auto Image Replication.
Lesson 1: Monitoring NetBackup
Topic: Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity
Monitor

Lesson 3: Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage
Topic: Managing basic disk and DSSU

Lesson 4: Optimizing File System Backups
Topic: Using synthetic backups
Topic: Using multiple data streams
Topic: Optimizing tape drive performance using
multiplexing
Topic: Using incremental backups

Lesson 8: Protecting Backup Data
Topic: Storage lifecycle policy concepts
Topic: Using storage lifecycle policies

Lesson 9: Protecting the NetBackup Configuration
Topic: Disaster recovery strategies

Lesson 3: Managing Advanced Backup Image Copies
Topic: Auto Image Replication


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Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Describe the function, uses, and administration of the Symantec
NetBackup deduplication options, such as media server
deduplication, client-side deduplication, optimized duplication,
storage server and NetBackup Accelerator.
Lesson 2: Managing NetBackup Deduplication
Topic: Introduction to NetBackup deduplication
Topic: Configuring NetBackup deduplication
Topic: Managing NetBackup media server deduplication
Topic: Managing NetBackup client-side deduplication
Topic: Using NetBackup Accelerator
Describe how to perform catalog backup configuration tasks. Lesson 9: Protecting the NetBackup Configuration
Topic: Introduction to NetBackup catalogs
Topic: Managing images
Topic: Performing catalog backup operations using the
wizard


EXAM AREA 3
Monitor and Maintain Symantec NetBackup 7.5
Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Describe how to obtain and install Symantec NetBackup release
updates.
Lesson 6: Working with Support
Topic: Support resources

The NetBackup 7.x Upgrade Portal at
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH74584

The NetBackup product documentation, including the
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 Release Notes and the
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 Installation Guides
Describe media and image retention concepts and how to use the
Symantec NetBackup administration console to verify, expire, import,
and manually duplicate backup images.

Lesson 1: Introducing NetBackup
Topic: Introduction to data protection

Lesson 6: Configuring File System Backups
Topic: Viewing and editing a policy

Lesson 7: Performing File System Backups and Restores
Topic: Performing manual backup operations

Lesson 9: Protecting the NetBackup Configuration
Topic: Managing images


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Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Describe how to maintain Symantec NetBackup tape and disk
devices.
Lesson 2: Managing and Optimizing Tape Storage
Topic: Managing robots and tape drives
Topic: Media- and device-related tips

Lesson 3: Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage
Topic: Managing basic disk and DSSU
Topic: Managing AdvancedDisk and disk pools
Topic: Disk-related tips
Describe how to maintain Symantec NetBackup tape and disk
media including media rotation and media availability.
Lesson 2: Managing and Optimizing Tape Storage
Topic: Monitoring media and media states
Topic: Managing tapes

Lesson 8: Protecting Backup Data
Topic: Backup duplication concepts

Lesson 9: Protecting the NetBackup configuration
Topic: Performing catalog backup operations using the
wizard
Interpret available reports to verify and monitor Symantec
NetBackup.
Lesson 3: Using the NetBackup Administrative Interfaces
Topic: The NetBackup Administration Console
Topic: NetBackup OpsCenter

Lesson 1: Monitoring NetBackup
Topic: Reporting using the NetBackup Administration
Console
Topic: Reporting using Symantec OpsCenter
Describe how and when to prioritize, cancel, suspend, resume,
restart, retry or manually run backup jobs.
Lesson 7: Performing File System Backups and Restores
Topic: Performing manual backup operations

Lesson 1: Monitoring NetBackup
Topic: Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity
Monitor
Describe how to initiate, prioritize, and monitor Symantec
NetBackup restore jobs from normal and true image backups.
Lesson 7: Performing File System Backups and Restores
Topic: Performing restore operations using the Windows
BAR interface
Topic: Performing restore operations using OpsCenter
Operational Restore
Topic: Backup and restore job-related tips

Lesson 4: Optimizing File System Backups
Topic: Using synthetic backups


EXAM AREA 4


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Tune Symantec NetBackup 7.5
Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Analyze, optimize, and tune Symantec NetBackup and backup
devices.
Lesson 4: Configuring Tape Storage and Media
Topic: Verifying tape storage

Lesson 5: Configuring Disk Storage
Topic: Verifying disk storage

Lesson 7: Performing File System Backups and Restores
Topic: Performing manual backup operations
Topic: Backup and restore job-related tips

Lesson 9: Protecting the NetBackup configuration
Topic: Catalog-related tips

Lesson 1: Monitoring NetBackup
Topic: Using and customizing the NetBackup Activity
Monitor
Topic: Reporting using the NetBackup Administration
Console
Topic: Reporting using Symantec OpsCenter

Lesson 2: Managing and Optimizing Tape Storage
Topic: Managing robots and tape drives
Topic: Media-and device-related tips

Lesson 3: Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage
Topic: Managing basic disk and DSSU
Topic: Managing AdvancedDisk and disk pools
Topic: Disk-related tips

Lesson 4: Optimizing File System Backups
Topic: File system backup challenges
Topic: Using incremental backups
Topic: Introduction to file system snapshots
Topic: Using multiple data streams
Topic: Optimizing tape drive performance using
multiplexing
Topic: Using synthetic backups
Topic: Using FlashBackup

Lesson 6: Working with Support
Topic: Support resources
Topic: NetBackup processes, services, and daemons




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EXAM AREA 5
Troubleshooting Symantec NetBackup 7.5
Exam Objectives
Course Topics from
Symantec NetBackup 7.5 for UNIX or Windows:
Administration
Interpret status codes and job details in order to diagnose and
troubleshoot failed jobs.
Lesson 7: Performing File System Backups and Restores
Topic: Backup and restore job-related tips
Troubleshoot devices and media, including connectivity between
master, media, and client.
Lesson 2: Managing and Optimizing Tape Storage
Topic: Media- and device-related tips

Lesson 3: Managing and Optimizing Disk Storage
Topic: Disk-related tips
Troubleshoot common issues related to Symantec NetBackup
disaster recovery including recovering the NetBackup catalog.
Lesson 9: Protecting the NetBackup Configuration
Topic: Disaster recovery strategies
Topic: Catalog-related tips

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