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
Overview of NetBackup for DB2 configuration
Before you configure NetBackup for DB2, complete the installation procedure.
You perform many configuration steps from the NetBackup Administration Console on the master server. The type of console available depends on your master server platform. NetBackup supports a Java interface for both Windows and UNIX master servers. In addition, NetBackup supports a Windows interface for Windows master servers.
The Java and Windows interfaces are nearly identical. If interface differences exist in the configuration procedures, the term "Windows" or "Java" appears in the procedure to differentiate between the two interfaces.
Table: Major configuration tasks shows the three major parts of NetBackup for DB2 configuration.
Table: Major configuration tasks
Configure a backup policy for a DB2 database
A backup policy for a database defines the backup criteria for a specific group of one or more clients. To back up the database environment, you must define at least one DB2 policy with the appropriate schedules.
Configure the run-time environment
Configuring the run-time environment consists of creating a db2.conf file for a standard environment as well as a cluster environment. It also shows the environment variables that NetBackup creates.
Create a template or a shell script
To perform a scheduled NetBackup for DB2 backup, you must create a template or a shell script. The template or the shell script controls the backup job on the NetBackup for DB2 client.