Veritas NetBackup™ for SQLite Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)
Platform: Linux,UNIX,Windows

About NetBackup for SQLite Agent

NetBackup for SQLite Agent extends the capabilities of NetBackup to include backup and restore of SQLite databases. The agent is located on the NetBackup client and supports the operations on standalone setups. The agent supports the SQLite version 3.10.0 and later.


Ensure that the SQLite agent and NetBackup are of same version for successful backup and restore operations.

The agent also supports to:

  • Validate the backup.

  • Query a backup and restore.

  • Delete the backup information from the catalog files.

  • Redirect restores.

NetBackup for SQLite workflow

The agent reads the parameters from the nbsqlite.conf file and then initiates the operations. The nbsqlite.conf file contains the parameters that you must set before you run the respective operations.

The agent creates a snapshot of the volume where the single database file exists. The Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) for Windows or Logical Volume Manager (LVM) for Linux, takes a snapshot of the SQLite database.

The agent mounts the snapshot, copies the file into the XBSA data object and then sends it to the NetBackup XBSA interface. The NetBackup XBSA interface writes this data to the mounted media or disk storage managed by the NetBackup media server.

The Linux operating systems that are not configured with LVM, the agent copies the database file directly from the file system.