Veritas NetBackup™ Commands Reference Guide
- Appendix A. NetBackup Commands
nbdb_backup — run the program that is used to make a backup of the databases in a directory
[-dbn database_name] [-offline | -online] destination_directory [-tlog_only] [-truncate_tlog]
On UNIX systems, the directory path to this command is /usr/openv/db/bin/
On Windows systems, the directory path to this command is install_path\NetBackup\bin\
The nbdb_backup command enables the customer to make either an online backup or offline backup of the SQL Anywhere files to a file system directory. Use this command to perform maintenance operations and make a copy of a database.
- -dbn database_name
Sets the database that database_name identifies for backup. The possible databases are NBDB and BMRDB. The default is to back up both databases if they are installed on the server.
- -offline | -online
Enables either an offline or an online backup of the SQL Anywhere database files.
Online backup - the database is up and in operation during the backup.
Offline backup - shuts down the database.
Identifies the directory where the backup is stored.
Generates only the database transaction log backup along with the configuration files for an online backup.
Truncates the database transaction log after the backup completes on an online backup.