Data Protector - Essentials

( Duration: 4 Days )

The Data Protector - Essentials training course provides the essential knowledge to enable storage administrators to configure and manage 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.

By attending Data Protector - Essentials workshop, attendees will learn to:

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

  • System and Network Administration or equivalent experience



Course Overview

  • Identify the contents and objectives of the course
  • Define the class schedule and class logistics
  • Identify the related courses
  • Discuss the lab environment details

Adaptive Backup and Recovery Solutions

  • Understand and explain Adaptive Backup and Recovery strategy

Data Protector Architecture

  • Explain the Data Protector architecture
  • Explain the Data Protector cell concept
  • Explain the Data Protector client server architecture
  • Plan the layout for a Data Protector installation

Data Protector Installation

  • Plan for the installation of Data Protector
  • Explain the installation sequence
  • Install the Data Protector Cell Manager
  • Explain the client installation concept
  • Distribute Data Protector agent components to client systems
  • Export and import Data Protector clients
  • Discuss the Data Protector upgrade process

Licensing and Product Structure

  • Explain the two Data Protector licensing models
  • Describe the Data Protector Product structure
  • Configure and use the Data Protector license reporting

Backup Devices

  • Name and describe the configurable backup devices
  • Describe the concepts of logical devices
  • Configure and manage disk-based backup devices
  • Configure and manage tape-based backup devices
  • Use the Data Protector CLI to check the devices

Media Management

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

Backup Specification

  • Create and generate backup specifications
  • Adjust all the options that control the execution of a backup job
  • Explore advanced backup capabilities, such as Load Balancing or Device Mirroring
  • Schedule backup specification using the new web-based scheduler
  • Explain the backup processing flow

Restoring Capabilities

  • Use the restore capabilities in Data Protector
  • Perform the session and object restores
  • Perform the single or parallel restores
  • Use the restore context in Data Protector GUI

Sessions, Reports, and Notifications

  • Monitor the running sessions through DP GUI or CLI
  • Browse for sessions that are performed in the past
  • Explain the Data Protectors Reporting features
  • Configure the reports within a report group and execute it
  • Configure and modify the Data Protector notifications

Copying and Verifying Media and Objects

  • Create copies of the backup media through Media Copy
  • Create copies of the selected objects through Object Copy
  • Verify your data using the Media and Object Verification sessions

Internal Database

  • Explain the concept of an Internal Database (IDB)
  • Describe the architecture of an IDB
  • Perform maintenance and administration tasks on the IDB
  • Backup and restore the IDB
  • Configure IDB-related reports and notifications
  • Run a disaster recovery (DR) of IDB


  • Explain the deduplication technology
  • Describe the different Data Protector deduplication configurations
  • Configure a B2D device for hardware and software deduplication in Data Protector
  • Configure a backup specification with deduplication
  • Configure an Object Replication between the deduplication devices

Access Control and Security

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

Disaster Recovery

  • 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 Enhanced Automated Disaster Recovery (EADR)

Auto Replication Sync

  • Explain the concept of Auto Replication Sync
  • Explain the foreign Cell Manager import method
  • Describe the Automated Replication Synchronization (ARS) device and the replication job configuration

Data Protector Patch Installation

  • Explain the Data Protector strategies to address the product issues and limitations
  • Download and install the Data Protector General Release (GR) patches
  • Query the Data Protector clients to view a list of installed Data Protector fixes


  • Identify various Data Protector log files
  • Enable the debug option
  • Explain the process to collect and pack the debug files
  • Configure and run the Data Protector health check
  • Perform a basic troubleshooting

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