Administrating HP StoreOnce backup systems

Course overview

Managing HP StoreOnce Backup Solutions introduces the backup products, discusses the range of products in the product line, and explains concepts, installation, and use. The course is 60 percent lecture and 40 percent hands-on labs using HP StoreOnce appliances.


At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe important StoreOnce product concepts
  • Explain the importance and advantages of deduplication
  • Configure StoreOnce devices for initial use
  • Create Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL) and NAS shares
  • Configure replication between two StoreOnce devices
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance procedures
  • Provide an overview of the B6200 StoreOnce backup system

Course outline

Product Introduction 

  • D2D StoreOnce backup systems
  • New product features and benefits
  • HP StoreOnce family comparison
  • New features in B6200 StoreOnce backup system

Virtual Tape Libraries

  • HP StoreOnce (D2D) backup systems
  • Choosing VTL vs NAS
  • Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL)
  • iSCSI and fibre channel connections to VTL
  • Flexible emulations

NAS Shares

  • NAS shares and server configuration
  • CIFS authentication methods
  • StoreOnce NAS limitations

HP StoreOnce Deduplication

  • Deduplication: what is it and key benefits
  • Deduplication: data locality and ratios
  • Housekeeping and scheduling
  • Limiting housekeeping Windows



  • Installing the StoreOnce devices
  • Available connections
  • iSCSI modes of operation
  • Fibre channel topologies
  • Discovering the D2D device
  • Discovery – troubleshooting
  • Networking "wizard"
  • Updating firmware and drivers
  • Licensing
  • Installation of B6200

Web management Interface

  • HP StoreOnce - web management GUI login
  • HP B6200 - web management GUI
  • HP StoreOnce - web management GUI - VTL, interface, NAS shares and replication
  • Managing NAS shares – active directory

High Availability with B6200 Cuplets

  • Terminology and basic concepts
  • High availability with autonomic failover
  • Node failover
  • Systems network configuration
  • Network bonding
  • B6200 node failback and CLI commands


  • Definition and replication granularity
  • Replication fan-out and fan-in
  • Bi-directional replication
  • Seeding the replication target
  • Replication recovery
  • Making replication targets visible to host
  • NAS replication and "seeding"
  • VTL and NAS replication and configuration
  • Replication alerts

Replication with Replication Manager (RM)

  • B6200 StoreOnce Backup Systems – components
  • HP B6200 StoreOnce backup systems terminology
  • B6200 Backup System – basic concepts
  • B6200 StoreOnce Backup System – shared storage concept within a couplet
  • B6200 emulation specifications
  • Deduplication enhancements for B6200
  • HP StoreOnce Catalyst
  • HP D2D/B6200 interfaces before StoreOnce Catalyst
  • HP D2D/B6200 interfaces with StoreOnce Catalyst
  • The StoreOnce Catalyst API
  • HP StoreOnce Catalyst enables part of the deduplication process to be performed at the backup server
  • HP StoreOnce Catalyst – new features
  • HP B6200 – web management GUI
  • HP B6200 – web management GUI – VTL
  • Catalyst
  • HP StoreOnce Catalyst overview and API
  • HP StoreOnce Catalyst - new features

Best Practices

  • General best practices
  • Flexible emulations best practices
  • D2D replication best practices
  • NAS share best practices
  • Physical tape offload methods


  • FAQs
  • Power / boot and connection problems
  • Disk errors and warnings
  • Backup or disk space problems
  • Miscellaneous issues