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
- Using the NetBackup for DB2 recovery wizard
- Using DB2 to perform a 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
How Snapshot Client software affects backup types
The backup types available on the Schedules tab of the policy play a different role for NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client backups.
See Table: Backup types for DB2 policies.
Table: Backup types for DB2 policies
The Application Backup schedule stores stream-based backups. The Default-Application-Backup schedule is automatically configured as an Application Backup schedule.
Differential incremental backup,
Cumulative incremental backup
The automatic backup schedule types automatically start the backups by running the NetBackup for DB2 scripts or templates. They also store the snapshot backups.
For most snapshot types, any automatic backup schedule (full, cumulative, or differential) results in a full volume snapshot. BLI is the only snapshot method that can perform an incremental backup.