Veritas NetBackup™ for DB2 Administrator's Guide

  • Modified Date: 2017-07-21
  1. Introduction to NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      Features of NetBackup for DB2
    2. NetBackup for DB2 overview
      1.  
        About the NetBackup for DB2 components
      2.  
        About NetBackup for DB2 terminology
  2. Installing NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      Planning the installation of NetBackup for DB2
    2. Verifying the operating system and platform compatibility
      1.  
        NetBackup server and client requirements
      2.  
        DB2 server software requirements
      3.  
        Requirements for using NetBackup for DB2 in a NetBackup cluster
    3.  
      About the license for NetBackup for DB2
    4. About log archiving
      1.  
        Using the VENDOR archive method
      2.  
        Using the user exit archive method
    5.  
      Specifying the DB2 home path (UNIX)
    6.  
      About adding new DB2 instances
  3. Configuring NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      Overview of NetBackup for DB2 configuration
    2.  
      About permissions for NetBackup for DB2 log files (UNIX)
    3. About configuring a backup policy for a DB2 database
      1.  
        Adding a new NetBackup for DB2 policy
      2.  
        About policy attributes
      3.  
        Adding clients to a policy
      4.  
        Specifying the master server for a NetBackup for DB2 client
      5.  
        Configuring a policy to back up the configuration files
      6.  
        Configuring the Maximum jobs per client
    4. About adding backup selections to a DB2 policy
      1.  
        About backup schedules, templates, and scripts
      2.  
        Adding a template to the backup selections list in the NetBackup Administration Console
      3.  
        Adding a script to the backup selections list in the NetBackup Administration Console
    5. About adding schedules to a NetBackup for DB2 policy
      1.  
        Configuring an application backup schedule
      2.  
        Example application backup schedule
      3.  
        Configuring automatic backup schedules
      4.  
        Example automatic backup schedule
      5.  
        About schedule properties
      6.  
        NetBackup for DB2 backup types
    6.  
      Performing a manual backup
    7. About backing up archive log files with the user exit program
      1.  
        DB2 objects in the backup window
      2.  
        Configuring a policy to back up the archive logs
      3.  
        Configuring a policy to archive the archive logs
    8. Configuring the run-time environment
      1. Creating a db2.conf file for use with the user exit program
        1.  
          Example db2.conf file using ARCFUNC SAVE
        2.  
          Example db2.conf file using ARCFUNC COPY
      2. Creating a db2.conf file (vendor method)
        1.  
          Example db2.conf file (vendor method)
      3. Configuring bp.conf files in a cluster environment
        1.  
          Configuring a master bp.conf file
        2.  
          Configuring a user bp.conf file
      4.  
        db2.conf keywords
      5.  
        NetBackup for DB2 environment variables
      6.  
        Configuring the logon account for the NetBackup Client Service for NetBackup for DB2
    9. About NetBackup for DB2 templates and shell scripts
      1.  
        Specifying the NetBackup master server from the client
      2.  
        Creating a backup template using the NetBackup for DB2 backup wizard
      3.  
        Creating shell scripts using bpdbsbdb2
      4. Creating DB2 scripts manually
        1.  
          Modifying DB2 backup and install scripts
        2.  
          Script parameters
      5.  
        About NetBackup template and shell script storage
  4. Performing backups and restores of DB2
    1.  
      NetBackup for DB2 backup overview
    2.  
      About backups from the NetBackup master server
    3. About user-directed backups
      1.  
        Using the DB2 template administration interface to run a user-directed backup
      2.  
        Using bpdbsbdb2 to run a user-directed backup
      3.  
        Using DB2 to run a user-directed backup
      4.  
        BACKUP DATABASE command options
    4.  
      Using the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface to browse DB2 resources
    5.  
      About browsing DB2 backup images with bplist
    6. Performing a database restore
      1. Using the NetBackup for DB2 recovery wizard
        1.  
          Selecting files for restore
        2.  
          Using the recovery wizard
        3.  
          Using bpdbsbdb2 for a database restore
      2. Using DB2 to perform a restore
        1.  
          Recovering a DB2 database - Simplest case
        2.  
          Recovering a DB2 database - Restoring archive logs
        3.  
          RESTORE DATABASE command options
    7. About an alternate restore
      1.  
        Preparing the master server for an alternate restore
      2.  
        Performing the alternate restore on the clients
      3.  
        Restoring the transaction logs
  5. Using Snapshot Client with NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client features
    2. About NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client operations
      1.  
        About the sequence of a NetBackup for DB2 backup operation with Snapshot Client methods
      2.  
        About the sequence of a NetBackup for DB2 restore operation with Snapshot Client methods
      3.  
        About database objects supported by advanced backup methods
      4.  
        About multistreaming and DB2 snapshot backups
      5.  
        About symbolic links and DB2 backups and restores (UNIX)
      6.  
        NetBackup for DB2 stream-based operations
      7.  
        NetBackup for DB2 file-based operations
      8.  
        Example: multiple sessions for a DB2 snapshot backup
    3.  
      About configuring Snapshot Client with NetBackup for DB2
    4.  
      Configuration requirements for snapshot backups with NetBackup for DB2
    5.  
      Configuring a snapshot policy for NetBackup for DB2
    6.  
      About configuring the db2.conf for a snapshot policy
    7. Restoring NetBackup for DB2 from a snapshot backup
      1.  
        About restoring individual files from a NetBackup for DB2 snapshot backup
      2.  
        About NetBackup for DB2 restores of volumes and file systems using snapshot rollback
      3.  
        Performing a NetBackup for DB2 point-in-time rollback restore from a SnapVault backup (UNIX)
      4.  
        Performing a snapshot rollback restore from the Java or Windows interface
      5.  
        Performing a snapshot rollback restore from the command line
      6.  
        Troubleshooting NetBackup for DB2 rollback restores
    8. About configuring NetBackup for DB2 block-level incremental backups on UNIX
      1.  
        How BLI works with NetBackup for DB2 (UNIX)
      2.  
        About the Storage Checkpoint facility and NetBackup for DB2
      3.  
        Configuration requirements for BLI backups with NetBackup for DB2
      4.  
        Storage Checkpoint configuration on the NetBackup for DB2 client
      5. Configuring policies for BLI backups with NetBackup for DB2
        1.  
          About the types of NetBackup for DB2 BLI backups
      6.  
        BLI incremental backup options using NetBackup for DB2
    9. About Snapshot Client effects
      1.  
        How Snapshot Client software affects backup types
      2.  
        How Snapshot Client software affects schedule properties
      3.  
        How Snapshot Client software affects templates and scripts
    10.  
      Performing NetBackup for DB2 backups with Snapshot Client methods
    11.  
      Performing NetBackup for DB2 restores with Snapshot Client methods
  6. Troubleshooting NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      NetBackup debug logs and reports
    2.  
      Enabling the debug logs for a NetBackup for DB2 client automatically (Windows)
    3.  
      Enabling the debug logs manually (Windows)
    4.  
      Enabling the debug logs manually (UNIX)
    5.  
      Enabling the debug logs manually (UNIX)
    6. About the NetBackup for DB2 log files
      1.  
        About the bphdb directory on the Windows database client
      2.  
        About the bphdb directory on the UNIX database client
      3.  
        About the bpdb2 directory on the UNIX database client
      4.  
        About the bpdbsbdb2 directory on the client
    7.  
      Setting the debug level on a Windows client
    8.  
      Setting the debug level on a UNIX client
    9.  
      About NetBackup server reports
    10.  
      Minimizing timeout failures on large database restores
    11.  
      Minimizing the loading and unloading of tapes for database backups
    12.  
      Use the NET_BUFFER_SZ file to speed up a slow restore
    13.  
      About false restore failures reported in the activity monitor
    14.  
      About the error message codes
    15.  
      Delays in completion of backup jobs
  7. Appendix A. Configuration for a DB2 EEE (DPF) environment
    1.  
      Overview of installation and configuration for a DB2 EEE (DPF) environment
    2.  
      Configuring NetBackup for DB2 in an EEE environment
    3.  
      Adding NetBackup policies for DB2 EEE environment
    4.  
      Backing up archive logs in a DB2 EEE environment
    5.  
      Creating DB2 templates or scripts for a DB2 EEE environment
  8. Appendix B. Using NetBackup for DB2 with SAP®
    1.  
      About NetBackup for DB2 with SAP
    2.  
      Installation of the DB2 user exit program
    3.  
      Backup and restore of DB2 databases used by SAP
    4.  
      Archive and restore of DB2 log files used by SAP
    5.  
      Backup of SAP files

Features of NetBackup for DB2

Table: NetBackup for DB2 features and descriptions shows NetBackup for DB2's main features and introduces some terms used in this documentation.

Table: NetBackup for DB2 features and descriptions

Feature

Description

Media and device management

All devices supported by Media Manager are available to NetBackup for DB2.

Scheduling facilities

NetBackup scheduling facilities on the master server can be used to schedule automatic and unattended DB2 backups.

This feature also lets you choose the times when these operations can occur. For example, to prevent interference with normal daytime operations, you can schedule your database backups to occur only at night.

Multiplexed backups and restores

NetBackup for DB2 lets you take advantage of NetBackup's multiplexing capabilities. Multiplexing directs multiple data streams to one backup device, thereby reducing the time necessary to complete the operation.

Transparent DB2 and regular file system backup and restore operations

All backups and restores run simultaneously and transparently without any action from the NetBackup administrator.

The database administrator can run database backup and restore operations through NetBackup. An administrator or any other authorized user can use NetBackup to run database backups and restores.

Sharing the same storage units used for other file backups

It is possible to share the same devices and media used for other backups or to give DB2 exclusive use of certain devices and media. NetBackup for DB2 can use Media Manager, disk, and PureDisk storage units.

Centralized and networked backup operations

From the NetBackup master server, you can schedule database backups or start them manually for any client. The DB2 databases can also reside on hosts that are different from the devices on which NetBackup stores the backups.

Graphical user interfaces

NetBackup provides the following graphical user interfaces for client users and administrators:

  • NetBackup Administration Console

  • Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface

A database administrator or NetBackup administrator can start backup or restore operations for DB2 from the NetBackup graphical user interface on the master server.

A database administrator can also use the IBM DB2 control center or command line processor to start user-directed backup and restore operations.

Templates

The NetBackup for DB2 database wizards can create backup and recovery templates. You can launch the backup wizard and the recovery wizard from the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface. The wizards generate platform-independent templates that contain configuration information that the software uses when performing backups and restores. Because the wizard-generated templates do not support all the features native to DB2, you may want to write a customized backup or restore script in an operating-system defined scripting language. You can use a template as the base for a script.

Parallel backup and restore operations

NetBackup for DB2 supports the parallel backup and restore capabilities of DB2 commands. For example, this permits the user to run more than one tape device at a time for a single DB2 backup or restore, thereby reducing the time necessary to complete the operation.

Compression

Compression increases backup performance over the network and reduces the size of the backup image that NetBackup writes to the storage unit.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      Features of NetBackup for DB2
    2. NetBackup for DB2 overview
      1.  
        About the NetBackup for DB2 components
      2.  
        About NetBackup for DB2 terminology
  2. Installing NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      Planning the installation of NetBackup for DB2
    2. Verifying the operating system and platform compatibility
      1.  
        NetBackup server and client requirements
      2.  
        DB2 server software requirements
      3.  
        Requirements for using NetBackup for DB2 in a NetBackup cluster
    3.  
      About the license for NetBackup for DB2
    4. About log archiving
      1.  
        Using the VENDOR archive method
      2.  
        Using the user exit archive method
    5.  
      Specifying the DB2 home path (UNIX)
    6.  
      About adding new DB2 instances
  3. Configuring NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      Overview of NetBackup for DB2 configuration
    2.  
      About permissions for NetBackup for DB2 log files (UNIX)
    3. About configuring a backup policy for a DB2 database
      1.  
        Adding a new NetBackup for DB2 policy
      2.  
        About policy attributes
      3.  
        Adding clients to a policy
      4.  
        Specifying the master server for a NetBackup for DB2 client
      5.  
        Configuring a policy to back up the configuration files
      6.  
        Configuring the Maximum jobs per client
    4. About adding backup selections to a DB2 policy
      1.  
        About backup schedules, templates, and scripts
      2.  
        Adding a template to the backup selections list in the NetBackup Administration Console
      3.  
        Adding a script to the backup selections list in the NetBackup Administration Console
    5. About adding schedules to a NetBackup for DB2 policy
      1.  
        Configuring an application backup schedule
      2.  
        Example application backup schedule
      3.  
        Configuring automatic backup schedules
      4.  
        Example automatic backup schedule
      5.  
        About schedule properties
      6.  
        NetBackup for DB2 backup types
    6.  
      Performing a manual backup
    7. About backing up archive log files with the user exit program
      1.  
        DB2 objects in the backup window
      2.  
        Configuring a policy to back up the archive logs
      3.  
        Configuring a policy to archive the archive logs
    8. Configuring the run-time environment
      1. Creating a db2.conf file for use with the user exit program
        1.  
          Example db2.conf file using ARCFUNC SAVE
        2.  
          Example db2.conf file using ARCFUNC COPY
      2. Creating a db2.conf file (vendor method)
        1.  
          Example db2.conf file (vendor method)
      3. Configuring bp.conf files in a cluster environment
        1.  
          Configuring a master bp.conf file
        2.  
          Configuring a user bp.conf file
      4.  
        db2.conf keywords
      5.  
        NetBackup for DB2 environment variables
      6.  
        Configuring the logon account for the NetBackup Client Service for NetBackup for DB2
    9. About NetBackup for DB2 templates and shell scripts
      1.  
        Specifying the NetBackup master server from the client
      2.  
        Creating a backup template using the NetBackup for DB2 backup wizard
      3.  
        Creating shell scripts using bpdbsbdb2
      4. Creating DB2 scripts manually
        1.  
          Modifying DB2 backup and install scripts
        2.  
          Script parameters
      5.  
        About NetBackup template and shell script storage
  4. Performing backups and restores of DB2
    1.  
      NetBackup for DB2 backup overview
    2.  
      About backups from the NetBackup master server
    3. About user-directed backups
      1.  
        Using the DB2 template administration interface to run a user-directed backup
      2.  
        Using bpdbsbdb2 to run a user-directed backup
      3.  
        Using DB2 to run a user-directed backup
      4.  
        BACKUP DATABASE command options
    4.  
      Using the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface to browse DB2 resources
    5.  
      About browsing DB2 backup images with bplist
    6. Performing a database restore
      1. Using the NetBackup for DB2 recovery wizard
        1.  
          Selecting files for restore
        2.  
          Using the recovery wizard
        3.  
          Using bpdbsbdb2 for a database restore
      2. Using DB2 to perform a restore
        1.  
          Recovering a DB2 database - Simplest case
        2.  
          Recovering a DB2 database - Restoring archive logs
        3.  
          RESTORE DATABASE command options
    7. About an alternate restore
      1.  
        Preparing the master server for an alternate restore
      2.  
        Performing the alternate restore on the clients
      3.  
        Restoring the transaction logs
  5. Using Snapshot Client with NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client features
    2. About NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client operations
      1.  
        About the sequence of a NetBackup for DB2 backup operation with Snapshot Client methods
      2.  
        About the sequence of a NetBackup for DB2 restore operation with Snapshot Client methods
      3.  
        About database objects supported by advanced backup methods
      4.  
        About multistreaming and DB2 snapshot backups
      5.  
        About symbolic links and DB2 backups and restores (UNIX)
      6.  
        NetBackup for DB2 stream-based operations
      7.  
        NetBackup for DB2 file-based operations
      8.  
        Example: multiple sessions for a DB2 snapshot backup
    3.  
      About configuring Snapshot Client with NetBackup for DB2
    4.  
      Configuration requirements for snapshot backups with NetBackup for DB2
    5.  
      Configuring a snapshot policy for NetBackup for DB2
    6.  
      About configuring the db2.conf for a snapshot policy
    7. Restoring NetBackup for DB2 from a snapshot backup
      1.  
        About restoring individual files from a NetBackup for DB2 snapshot backup
      2.  
        About NetBackup for DB2 restores of volumes and file systems using snapshot rollback
      3.  
        Performing a NetBackup for DB2 point-in-time rollback restore from a SnapVault backup (UNIX)
      4.  
        Performing a snapshot rollback restore from the Java or Windows interface
      5.  
        Performing a snapshot rollback restore from the command line
      6.  
        Troubleshooting NetBackup for DB2 rollback restores
    8. About configuring NetBackup for DB2 block-level incremental backups on UNIX
      1.  
        How BLI works with NetBackup for DB2 (UNIX)
      2.  
        About the Storage Checkpoint facility and NetBackup for DB2
      3.  
        Configuration requirements for BLI backups with NetBackup for DB2
      4.  
        Storage Checkpoint configuration on the NetBackup for DB2 client
      5. Configuring policies for BLI backups with NetBackup for DB2
        1.  
          About the types of NetBackup for DB2 BLI backups
      6.  
        BLI incremental backup options using NetBackup for DB2
    9. About Snapshot Client effects
      1.  
        How Snapshot Client software affects backup types
      2.  
        How Snapshot Client software affects schedule properties
      3.  
        How Snapshot Client software affects templates and scripts
    10.  
      Performing NetBackup for DB2 backups with Snapshot Client methods
    11.  
      Performing NetBackup for DB2 restores with Snapshot Client methods
  6. Troubleshooting NetBackup for DB2
    1.  
      NetBackup debug logs and reports
    2.  
      Enabling the debug logs for a NetBackup for DB2 client automatically (Windows)
    3.  
      Enabling the debug logs manually (Windows)
    4.  
      Enabling the debug logs manually (UNIX)
    5.  
      Enabling the debug logs manually (UNIX)
    6. About the NetBackup for DB2 log files
      1.  
        About the bphdb directory on the Windows database client
      2.  
        About the bphdb directory on the UNIX database client
      3.  
        About the bpdb2 directory on the UNIX database client
      4.  
        About the bpdbsbdb2 directory on the client
    7.  
      Setting the debug level on a Windows client
    8.  
      Setting the debug level on a UNIX client
    9.  
      About NetBackup server reports
    10.  
      Minimizing timeout failures on large database restores
    11.  
      Minimizing the loading and unloading of tapes for database backups
    12.  
      Use the NET_BUFFER_SZ file to speed up a slow restore
    13.  
      About false restore failures reported in the activity monitor
    14.  
      About the error message codes
    15.  
      Delays in completion of backup jobs
  7. Appendix A. Configuration for a DB2 EEE (DPF) environment
    1.  
      Overview of installation and configuration for a DB2 EEE (DPF) environment
    2.  
      Configuring NetBackup for DB2 in an EEE environment
    3.  
      Adding NetBackup policies for DB2 EEE environment
    4.  
      Backing up archive logs in a DB2 EEE environment
    5.  
      Creating DB2 templates or scripts for a DB2 EEE environment
  8. Appendix B. Using NetBackup for DB2 with SAP®
    1.  
      About NetBackup for DB2 with SAP
    2.  
      Installation of the DB2 user exit program
    3.  
      Backup and restore of DB2 databases used by SAP
    4.  
      Archive and restore of DB2 log files used by SAP
    5.  
      Backup of SAP files

Features of NetBackup for DB2

Table: NetBackup for DB2 features and descriptions shows NetBackup for DB2's main features and introduces some terms used in this documentation.

Table: NetBackup for DB2 features and descriptions

Feature

Description

Media and device management

All devices supported by Media Manager are available to NetBackup for DB2.

Scheduling facilities

NetBackup scheduling facilities on the master server can be used to schedule automatic and unattended DB2 backups.

This feature also lets you choose the times when these operations can occur. For example, to prevent interference with normal daytime operations, you can schedule your database backups to occur only at night.

Multiplexed backups and restores

NetBackup for DB2 lets you take advantage of NetBackup's multiplexing capabilities. Multiplexing directs multiple data streams to one backup device, thereby reducing the time necessary to complete the operation.

Transparent DB2 and regular file system backup and restore operations

All backups and restores run simultaneously and transparently without any action from the NetBackup administrator.

The database administrator can run database backup and restore operations through NetBackup. An administrator or any other authorized user can use NetBackup to run database backups and restores.

Sharing the same storage units used for other file backups

It is possible to share the same devices and media used for other backups or to give DB2 exclusive use of certain devices and media. NetBackup for DB2 can use Media Manager, disk, and PureDisk storage units.

Centralized and networked backup operations

From the NetBackup master server, you can schedule database backups or start them manually for any client. The DB2 databases can also reside on hosts that are different from the devices on which NetBackup stores the backups.

Graphical user interfaces

NetBackup provides the following graphical user interfaces for client users and administrators:

  • NetBackup Administration Console

  • Backup, Archive, and Restore user interface

A database administrator or NetBackup administrator can start backup or restore operations for DB2 from the NetBackup graphical user interface on the master server.

A database administrator can also use the IBM DB2 control center or command line processor to start user-directed backup and restore operations.

Templates

The NetBackup for DB2 database wizards can create backup and recovery templates. You can launch the backup wizard and the recovery wizard from the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface. The wizards generate platform-independent templates that contain configuration information that the software uses when performing backups and restores. Because the wizard-generated templates do not support all the features native to DB2, you may want to write a customized backup or restore script in an operating-system defined scripting language. You can use a template as the base for a script.

Parallel backup and restore operations

NetBackup for DB2 supports the parallel backup and restore capabilities of DB2 commands. For example, this permits the user to run more than one tape device at a time for a single DB2 backup or restore, thereby reducing the time necessary to complete the operation.

Compression

Compression increases backup performance over the network and reduces the size of the backup image that NetBackup writes to the storage unit.

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