Sun Storage Archive Manager and QFS Administration 5.0

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Course Duration: 4 days
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Students will learn the main features of Sun Storage Archive Manager and Sun QFS products, how to configure and manage archiving, how to configure and manage shared and non-shared file systems, how to recover lost file systems, and how to install and initialize Sun SAMand Sun QFS software.


The hands-on labs offered in this course may involve accessing equipment that resides at a location other than where the training is delivered.
Students who can benefit from this course, System Administrators tasked with proper implementation and support of Sun Storage Archive Manager (SAM) and Sun QFS File System software release 5.0.
Add and remove software packages, Add peripheral devices Configure Solaris 10 OS network file system (NFS) Administer disks and file systems, Backup and restore file systems Change system run levels Create and edit files using the vi or emacs utilities Perform basic recovery and troubleshooting procedures Install, configure, and maintain the Solaris 10 OS
Describe the main features of Sun SAM and Sun QFS products
Customize archiving, releasing, staging, and recycling behavior
Configure shared and non-shared file systems
Implement data protection and recovery procedures
Use command-line programs to administer SAM-QFS installations
Use the SAM-QFS Manager to administer SAM-QFS installations
Install and configure Sun SAM and Sun QFS software
Introduction to Sun Storage Archive Manager and Sun QFS
List the main features of the Sun Storage Archive Manager product
List the main features of the Sun QFS file system
Describe the main components of the Sun SAM and Sun QFS software distributions
Describe the high-level steps in the Sun SAM installation process
Describe the Sun SAM .inodes file
Identify key capabilities of the SAM-QFS Manager interface

Configuring the Archiver
Describe archive set concepts and features
Describe the archive planning process
Describe archive process features
Describe archive file status flags and attributes
Describe archive cycle events including scanning, composing, scheduling, and archiving
Describe the archiver.cmd file structure
Configure archiver.cmd file directives
Use the sfind command to interrogate file systems

Configuring the Releaser and Stager

Describe releasing, staging, and recycling planning
Describe the releasing process
Customize releasing behavior using the CLI
Describe the staging process
Customize staging behavior using the CLI

Configuring the Recycler

Describe the recycling process
Recognize default recycler behavior
Identify the differences between archiver-based recycling and library-based recycling
Understand the basic details of the recycler.log
Customize recycling behavior using the CLI

Configuring Sun QFS File Systems

Describe Sun QFS file system configurations
Describe Sun QFS software performance components
Size Disk Allocation Units (DAUs) for performance
Optimize metadata performance and availability
Describe Sun QFS shared file system features
Describe shared file system administration operations
Configure a Sun QFS shared file system using the CLI

Data Protection and Recovery

Describe data protection guidelines
Describe metadata backup guidelines
Perform metadata dumps using the CLI
Automate metadata backups using SAM-QFS Manager
Restore files using the samfsrestore command
Restore files using SAM-QFS Manager
Restore files using the request command
Grow file systems

Installing and Initializing Sun SAM Software

Install Sun SAM software
Enable Sun SAM error logging and tracing
Create an mcf file
Configure the samfs.cmd file
Update the /etc/vfstab file
Configure the SAM-QFS Manager software
Initialize Sun SAM file system using SAM-QFS Manager
Add a direct-attached tape library using SAM-QFS Manager