Avamar Management

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Description

This course combines lecture, review questions and hands-on labs to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to administer, monitor, and troubleshoot EMC Avamar, including recommended best practices.

Audience

System administrators, systems engineers, partners and support specialists who administer and support EMC Avamar

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of backup and recovery concepts and principles, network administration in a TCP/IP environment, and UNIX/Linux system administration
  • EMC Avamar Overview - Self Study

Learning Objectives

  • Avamar advantage over traditional backup systems
  • Avamar terminology
  • Avamar system components and processes
  • Avamar de-duplication backup process
  • Install Avamar Administrator and Client software
  • Create a group policy
  • Run on-demand backups from the Avamar Administrator and the Avamar Client interfaces
  • Restore files using Avamar Administrator and Avamar client interfaces
  • Types of Avamar replication and configure Avamar standard replication
  • Configure and use Avamar Activation Manager and Desktop/Laptop interfaces
  • Avamar server daily maintenance activities: checkpoints, HFS checks, and garbage collection
  • Use Avamar tools to perform system monitoring, maintenance, capacity management, and troubleshooting

1. Avamar Fundamentals

  • Avamar Features and Functions
  • Avamar System Components
  • Avamar Processes and Backup Process Flow
  • Backing Up Virtual Machines, NDMP, Cluster, and Database Application Environments

2. Avamar Administration

  • Installing and Using Avamar Administrator Console
  • Installing Avamar Backup Client Software
  • Account Management
  • Using Client Manager

3. Avamar Backups

  • Scheduled Backups
  • On-Demand Backups
  • Configuring Avamar Desktop/Laptop
  • Managing and Monitoring Backup Activity

4. Performing Restores

  • Restoring Client Data
  • Client Server Recovery with Avamar

5. Using Enterprise Manager and Replication

  • Avamar Enterprise Manager
  • Avamar Replication

6. System Monitoring and Maintenance

  • Avamar Server Environment
  • Daily System Monitoring Tasks
  • Daily Avamar Server Maintenance Activities
  • Managing Avamar Server Capacity

7. Logs, Troubleshooting, and Reporting

  • Avamar Processes and Logs
  • Troubleshooting
  • Avamar Reporting