Veritas NetBackup™ for DB2 Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup for DB2
- Installing NetBackup for DB2
- Verifying the operating system and platform compatibility
- About log archiving
- Configuring NetBackup for DB2
- About configuring a backup policy for DB2
- About adding backup selections to a DB2 policy
- About backing up archive log files with the user exit program
- Configuring the run-time environment
- Creating a db2.conf file for use with the user exit program
- Creating a db2.conf file (vendor method)
- Configuring bp.conf files in a cluster environment
- About NetBackup for DB2 templates and shell scripts
- Creating DB2 scripts manually
- Performing backups and restores of DB2
- About user-directed backups
- Performing a database restore
- About an alternate restore
- Using Snapshot Client with NetBackup for DB2
- About NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client operations
- Restoring NetBackup for DB2 from a snapshot backup
- About configuring NetBackup for DB2 block-level incremental backups on UNIX
- Configuring policies for BLI backups with NetBackup for DB2
- About Snapshot Client effects
- Troubleshooting NetBackup for DB2
- About the NetBackup for DB2 log files
- Appendix A. Configuration for a DB2 EEE (DPF) environment
- Appendix B. Using NetBackup for DB2 with SAP®
- Appendix C. Register authorized locations
About NetBackup template and shell script storage
NetBackup stores templates and shell scripts in the following ways:
The backup wizard saves a backup template to a location specific to NetBackup on the current NetBackup master server. NetBackup retrieves a backup template from the master server as part of a backup (server-directed, scheduled, or user-directed) and runs it on the client. A backup template is associated with a policy by specifying its name in the policy file or script list. Because backup templates are stored on the server in a known location, server-directed and scheduled backups use the same copy of the template for each client in the policy client list.
The recovery wizard saves a restore template to a user-specified location on the client. The location that is specified should include a fully qualified path to a directory where the user has write access.
Templates store the encrypted passwords that are decrypted at run-time.
Shell script storage
DB2 scripts must reside on the NetBackup client. Backup scripts are associated with a policy by specifying the file name (including path) in the policy file or script list. For server-directed or scheduled backups, each client in the policy's client list must have a copy of the script with the same name in the same location.
The backup processes and recovery processes sometimes require passwords for DB2 database access and system user accounts.
Template and shell script storage in a NetBackup cluster
Templates and the shell scripts pertain to NetBackup for DB2 environments that are not installed in a cluster.
Refer to the template storage and shell script storage entries in this table.
If you operate within a NetBackup cluster, make sure that the restore templates and shell scripts reside in a file system that is shared between all nodes in the cluster.