Course ID 00909577
Course format ILT,SCA
Typical Course length 4 days
Delivery languages English
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Course description

T-his course provides the essential knowledge to enable storage administrators to configure and manage HP Data Protector software. The hands-on lab exercises reenforce 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.

Who should attend

Storage and system administrators using HP Data Protector software.


System and Network Administration or equivalent experience


  • Course Introduction
  • HP IM Data Protection - Product Overview
  • HP Data Protector Architecture
    • Backup Models
    • Backup and Replication Methods
    • The Cell Concept
    • Data Protector Architecture
    • Cell Manager and Installation Server
    • Disk, Media and Integration Agents
    • Internal Database
    • Typical Data Protector session
    • Data Protector tuning
  • Licensing and Product Structure
    • Data Protector licensing
    • Product Structure overview
    • License Reporting and checking
  • Quick Start
    • Concept: General Backup
    • Concept Backup Specification
    • Configure Media Pool and Device
    • Configure and run a Backup
    • Monitor the Backup session
    • Start a Restore
    • Run a Single Session Report
  • HP Data Protector Software Installation
    • Installation Overview, Planning and Methods
    • Cell Manager Installation on Windows
    • Cell Manager Installation on Unix
    • Client Push Installation
    • Export and Import of Clients
    • Adding Components to Clients
  • Upgrade
    • Upgrade Overview
    • Supported Upgrade Paths
    • Upgrading a Windows Cell Manager
    • Upgrading a Unix Cell Manager
    • Migrating the Cell Manager to a different platform
  • Media Management
    • Media Pool concept
    • Media Pool Properties
    • Creating a Media Pool
    • Free Pool Concept and Implementation
    • Medium properties
    • Location Tracking and Priority
    • Formatting Tape Media
    • Vaulting with Media Pools
  • Backup Device
    • Overview
    • Physical and Virtual Tape Libraries
    • Data Protector File Library
    • Data Protector Tape Format
    • Logical Devices
    • Single and Multipath Devices
    • Device and Library Tools
  • Backup
    • Performing Backups
    • Backup Specification Types
    • Backup Features
    • Static and Dynamic Device Allocation
    • Load Balancing - Object Allocation
    • Backup Mirroring
    • Creating a Backup Specification
    • The Backup Process Flow
  • Scheduler
    • Scheduler Overview
    • Using the Basic Scheduler
    • Using the Advanced Scheduler
  • Restore
    • Performing Restores
    • Restore Sequence
    • Object and Session Restore
    • Single or Parallel Restore
    • Point in Time Restore
    • Restore by Query/Time
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Notifications
    • Monitoring and Reporting
    • Session Monitoring
    • Report Categories and Delivery Methods
    • Configure and schedule Reports
    • Web Reporting Interface
    • Default Notification overview
    • Adding Notifications
  • Media and Object Replication
    • Interactive Media Copy
    • Automated Media Operation
    • Object Copy
    • Interactive Object Copy
    • Post Backup and scheduled Object Copy
    • Object Copy and Library Filtering
    • Automatic Device Selection
    • Copy Specification options
  • Object Consolidation
    • Enhanced Incremental Backups
    • Synthetic Full Backups
    • Virtual Full Backups
    • Interactive Object Consolidation
    • Post Backup and scheduled Object Consolidation
    • Consolidation Specification options
    • Use case scenarios
  • Internal Database (IDB)
    • Concept Embedded database
    • Architecture
    • IDB Directory Structure
    • Internal Database Size Limits
    • Administration Tasks
    • Manage IDB Grow
    • IDB Maintenance
    • Backing up the Internal Database
    • IDB Reports
    • IDB Restore Wizard
    • Automated restore/recovery
  • Security
    • Access control
    • User Rights
    • User Groups
    • Adding Users and Groups
    • User Restrictions
    • Client and Cell Security
    • Network Access
    • Inet Impersonation
    • Creating Impersonation Users
    • Changing the Web Interface Password
  • Auditing
    • Auditing Overview
    • Backup session auditing
    • Enhanced Event Logging
  • Disaster Recovery
    • Disaster Recovery methods
    • Disaster Recovery phases
    • Disaster Recovery Configuration File
    • Create a Disaster Recovery Image
    • Booting the Recovery Image
    • Using the Recovery Progress Monitor
    • Disaster Recovery on Dissimilar Hardware
  • Troubleshooting
    • Log Files
    • Debug Traces Generation
    • Debug Log Collector
    • Message Details
    • Network Connectivity
    • Services
    • Backup Devices
    • Backup and Restore
    • omnihealthcheck
    • omnitrig –run_checks


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • 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 product to backup, restore, and monitor from the GUI and command line.
  • Manage the HP Data Protector software Internal Database.
  • Create custom reports and notification procedures.

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