Code: 
DP120
Duration: 
4 Day(s)

Overview

This course provides the essential knowledge to enable storage administrators to configure and manage HP Data Protector software. The hands-on lab exercises reinforce the theory sessions to ensure a thorough understanding of backup and recovery concepts, the functionality of the software and its application to typical storage implementations.

Audience

Storage and system administrators using HP Data Protector software, System Engineers, Consultants, Project Managers, Professional Services, and Sales.

Skills Gained

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Install and distribute HP Data Protector software in your environment
  • Configure the HP Data Protector software product
  • Configure your tape and disk-based backup solutions for use with HP Data Protector software
  • Use HP Data Protector software to run backups and restores, and monitor these sessions from both the Data Protector GUI and command line
  • Manage the HP Data Protector software Internal Database (IDB)
  • Create custom reports and notification procedures
  • Secure your installation by configuring user access and adding security to the Cell Manager and DP client systems
  • Prepare your client to recover from a disaster situation
  • Understand the Data Protector processes and perform basic troubleshooting of your installation

Prerequisites

To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

  • System and Network Administration or equivalent experience

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Module 1 - Introduction

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the course overview, agenda, logistics and additional resources

Module 2 - HP's Adaptive Backup and Recovery Solutions

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain HP's Adaptive Backup and Recovery strategy

Module 3 - Architecture

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the environment in which HP Data Protector Software operates
  • Identify the components and structure of the Data Protector cell
  • Describe the operational concept of the Data Protector and list basic tuning approaches

Module 4 - Installation

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan an installation of Data Protector
  • Understand the installation sequence
  • Install the Data Protector Cell Manager
  • Understand the remote installation concept
  • Distribute Data Protector agent components to client systems
  • Maintain an existing cell

Module 5 - Upgrade and Migration

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the prerequisites for a DP 9.0X Cell Manager migration
  • Describe the supported update and migration paths
  • Perform the IDB migration procedure

Module 6 - Licensing and Product Structure

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Data Protector licensing model
  • Understand the product structure of Data Protector
  • Run the license and reporting tool

Module 7 - Backup Devices

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe configurable backup devices in Data Protector
  • Describe the concepts of Logical Devices in HP Data Protector
  • Configure tape and disk-based backup devices
  • Use Data Protector commands to check devices

Module 8 - Media Management

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of Media Management in HP Data Protector
  • Configure Media Pools and assign Media to them
  • Exchange media with different Data Protector cells via Media Export/Import
  • Implement Vaulting using multiple Media Pools

Module 9 - Backup

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Create and generate backup specifications using the DP GUI and CLI
  • Understand how to use the advanced backup capabilities
  • Understand the backup processing flow

Module 10 - Restore

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and use the restore capabilities in HP Data Protector
  • Perform session and object restores
  • Perform single or parallel restores
  • Use the "Restore" context of the HP Data Protector GUI

Module 11 - Monitoring, Reporting, Notification

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Monitor current session and browse for sessions that were performed in the past
  • Explain Data Protectors Reporting features
  • Configure a Report Group and add Reports to this group
  • Configure and modify Data Protector Notifications

Module 12 - Media and Object Copy and Verification

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Perform interactive and scheduled duplication of Data Protector tape media
  • Perform interactive and scheduled duplication of Data Protector objects
  • Perform interactive and scheduled verification of Data Protector media and objects

Module 13 - Object Consolidation

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain Object Consolidation
  • Understand the requirements and principal work of Synthetic and Virtual Full Backups
  • Know how to configure and run an Object Consolidation
  • Know how to run Restores with Object Copies and Object Consolidations

Module 14 - Internal Database (IDB)

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the concept of the IDB
  • Understand the architecture of the IDB
  • Perform IDB maintenance and administration tasks
  • Perform IDB backup and restore
  • Configure IDB related reports and notifications
  • Run a DR of the IDB

Module 15 - Deduplication

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand how Deduplication technology works
  • Know the different Data Protector Deduplication configurations
  • Configure a B2D device for HW and SW Deduplication in Data Protector
  • Configure a backup specification with Deduplication
  • Configure an Object Replication between Deduplication devices

Module 16 - Access Control and Security

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Control user access to the cell
  • Manage user groups in the cell
  • Configure user restrictions
  • Manage network access to the cell

Module 17 - Auditing

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the available auditing methods
  • Activate and configure backup auditing
  • Create an backup audit report for a defined interval
  • Activate and monitor enhanced event logging

Module 18 - Disaster Recovery

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • List the Data Protector methods to perform a Disaster Recovery
  • Explain the four phases to recover a system from a disaster
  • Perform a Disaster Recovery using EADR

Module 19 - Patching

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the Data Protector strategy to address product issues and limitations
  • Download and install Data Protector GR Patches on Cell Manager, Installation Server and Data Protector Clients
  • Query Data Protector Clients to get a list of installed GR Patches

Module 20 - Troubleshooting

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Find the various HP Data Protector log files
  • Enable the debug option
  • Collect and pack debug files
  • Use the HP Data Protector health check
  • Do basic troubleshooting


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