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
About backups from the NetBackup master server
You can back up a DB2 policy manually or automatically. To back up manually, the administrator on the master server uses the NetBackup administrator's interface to execute an Automatic Backup schedule for a DB2 policy.
The most convenient way to back up a DB2 policy is to set up schedules for automatic backups. When the NetBackup scheduler invokes a schedule for an automatic backup, the DB2 scripts run in the same order as they appear in the file lists and on all clients that are listed in the client list.
The DB2 scripts initiate the database backup.
Further information is available on how to add a new schedule or change an existing schedule for automatic backups.
See Configuring automatic backup schedules.
When a backup template is run from a NetBackup schedule, the schedule determines the backup type (automatic full, automatic cumulative incremental, or automatic differential incremental).
The following information applies only if you use the user exit program to back up the archive logs:
If an online backup of a partition is requested, the user exit program must be enabled. If not, an offline partition backup is attempted. An offline backup is also attempted if the database is in backup-pending mode.
If a tablespace backup is requested, the user exit program must be enabled. If not, template execution fails because DB2 does not support offline tablespace backups.