Veritas Backup Exec 16: Administration (DP0147)

This 5-day course provides IT professionals with the fundamental know-how on how to backup and restore data using Backup Exec 16 in both on-premise and virtual environments, how to configure storage devices and optimally maintain a Backup Exec environment.


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Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises.


5 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)


Before attending this course, students must have a understanding and working knowledge of the following concepts:

  • Administering and configuring Windows Server 2008/2012 platforms
  • Configuring server software and hardware

Recommended knowledge and experience:

  • Basic working knowledge of domain security and experience with Active Directory
  • Basic working knowledge of the following applications is beneficial, but not required:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • VMware virtual infrastructure

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the basic functionality of Backup Exec 16
  • Describe the basic architecture of Backup Exec 16
  • Install and upgrade to Backup Exec 16
  • Install and work with the Backup Exec 16 RAC
  • Configure storage devices
  • Manage devices and media used by Backup Exec
  • Run basic backup jobs
  • Set backup settings and methods
  • Restore backed-up data
  • Perform Online Disaster Recovery
  • Work with the Database Encryption Key
  • Install the SDR disk creation wizard and create an SDR disk image
  • Recovering a server with SDR
  • Backup a physical machine and convert to virtual simultaneously
  • Backup a physical machine and convert to virtual based on a schedule
  • Install, configure, and manage the Veritas Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
  • Protect remote servers using the appropriate Remote Agent
  • Install, configure, and work with the Agent for Windows and the Agent for Linux
  • Use Backup Exec to protect databases and applications
  • Protect the following:
    • VMware vSphere
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Agent for Active Directory
  • List the supported virtual conversion configurations
  • Install the Deduplication option
  • Configure Backup Exec Deduplication Storage
  • Backup and restore deduplicated data

Exam & Certifications

Assessment items are provided at the end of each lesson test your knowledge and comprehension of the information.

This course prepares students to write the Administration of Veritas Backup Exec 16 Exam (Exam Code: VCS-323) as part of the Veritas Certified Specialist (VCS) certification and counts towards the requirements for a Veritas Certified Professional (VCP) certification in Data Protection.

Note: Attendance in a training course does not guarantee passage of a certification exam.


Exam Details

  • Number of Questions: 80 - 90
  • Exam Duration: 120 minutes
  • Passing Score: 69%
  • Languages: English
  • Exam Price: $225 USD (or your country’s currency equivalent)


Recommended Preparation

Below includes the recommended preparation to achieve this level of expertise.

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Course Topics

1. Backup Exec 16 Fundamentals

  • Data backup basics
  • Backup Exec solution offerings
  • Backup Exec architecture
  • Backup Exec 16 end of life items

2. Installing Backup Exec 16

  • Backup Exec 16 download options
  • Backup Exec 16: New installation
  • Typical installation of Backup Exec
  • Custom installation of Backup Exec
  • Installation Logs
  • Installing Backup Exec 16: Remote Administration Console
  • Applying Backup Exec updates

3. Working with the Administration Console

  • Launching Backup Exec 16
  • Backing up and recovering data

4. Licensing Backup Exec 16

  • Backup Exec License Editions
  • Capacity Editions
  • V-Ray Edition
  • Backup Exec 16 license key requirements

5. Disk Storage Devices

  • Backup Exec storage devices
  • Configuring disk storage devices
  • Configuring disk cartridge devices
  • Configuring deduplication storage
  • Configuring Backup Exec storage pools
  • Managing disk storage devices

6. Network Storage Devices

  • Configuring cloud storage
  • Configuring network storage

7. Disk and Network Storage Data Management

  • Managing disk and network data
  • Data Lifecycle Management
  • Read-only setting
  • Media Catalogs

8. Tape Devices and Tape Management

  • Configuring tape storage
  • Managing tape devices
  • Tape Storage Operations
  • Managing tapes with media sets

9. Backing up Data

  • Adding a server
  • Creating a backup job
  • Working with multi-server backup definitions
  • Accounts and credentials in Backup Exec
  • Managing server selections
  • Backup selections: Dynamic inclusion
  • Backup selections: Tag as Business-Critical
  • Backup selections: Resource ordering
  • Backup selections: Excludes
  • Adding a backup task
  • Backup settings: Backup methods
  • Backup settings: Additional settings
  • Backup stage basics
  • Job name fundamentals
  • Manually running backup jobs

10. Managing Servers and Jobs

  • Backup and Restore view
  • Server groups
  • Retired servers group

11. Restoring Data

  • Viewing contents of backup sets
  • Restore job basics
  • Restore settings
  • Granular Restore Technology (GRT)
  • Restoring data from a single backup set
  • Restoring data from multiple backup sets
  • Restoring data from a cloud storage device
  • Restoring data from disk storage
  • Restoring data from tape
  • Restoring data from backup job
  • Online Disaster Recovery
  • Restoring System State
  • Shadow Copy Component

12. Working with the Database Encryption Key

  • Backup Exec Database sensitive data components
  • Auto-generated AES-256 encryption key
  • Protecting the Database Encryption Key (DEK)

13. Simplified Disaster Recovery

  • Simplified Disaster Recovery fundamentals
  • Simplified Disaster Recovery: Backup
  • Installing the SDR disk creation wizard
  • Creating an SDR disk image (.iso) file
  • Recovering a server with SDR
  • Windows Storage Pools and Spaces
  • SDR additional options

14. Upgrading to Backup Exec 16

  • Upgrading to Backup Exec 16 server
  • Backup Exec 16 Central Admin server and Managed Backup Exec server rolling upgrades
  • Agent for Windows upgrade
  • Migration report

15. Appendix A: Storage Devices

  • Windows Storage Pools and Spaces
  • Network Storage
  • Remote Media Agent for Linux
  • Robotic Libraries
  • Importing a legacy backup-to-disk folder

16. Appendix B: Central Admin Server Option

  • Backup Exec 16 CAS: Overview
  • Installing the CAS
  • Installing MBES
  • Backup jobs: MBES and Server Pools
  • Restoring Files using CAS
  • Instant Recovery jobs
  • MBES Settings
  • Copy Configuration to MBES
  • Upgrading a CAS environment to Backup Exec 16
  • Renaming CAS and MBES
  • MBES to Standalone
  • Offline Central Admin Server Restore from a Managed Backup Exec Server