Veritas NetBackup™ for SAP Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup for SAP
- Introduction to NetBackup SAP HANA
- Installing NetBackup for SAP
- Installing NetBackup for SAP HANA
- Configuring NetBackup for SAP
- About configuring a backup policy for an SAP database
- About adding schedules to a NetBackup for SAP policy
- NetBackup for SAP backup scripts
- About SAP configuration files
- Configuring NetBackup for SAP HANA
- Configuring the master server for NetBackup SAP HANA
- Configuring the NetBackup client
- Configuring the SAP HANA Agent
- Performing backups and restores of SAP
- Using BRTools to start an SAP backup (for Oracle database only)
- Performing an SAP archive
- Restarting failed NetBackup for SAP backups and restores
- Restarting NetBackup for SAP backups
- Restarting SAP database restores on Oracle
- Performing backups and restores of SAP HANA
- NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client
- How the NetBackup for SAP Snapshot Client works
- About configuring Snapshot Client with NetBackup for SAP
- About configuring NetBackup for SAP block-level incremental backups on UNIX
- Configuring policies for BLI backups with NetBackup for SAP
- About NetBackup for SAP restores of volumes and file systems using snapshot rollback
- NetBackup for SAP on MaxDB databases
- Using NetBackup for SAP on a MaxDB database to perform backups and restores
- Troubleshooting NetBackup for SAP and SAP HANA
- NetBackup debug logs and reports
- sapdba logs and messages (Oracle-based SAP environments only)
- About troubleshooting NetBackup for SAP HANA
- Appendix A. backint command line interface
- Appendix B. Input and output files for SAP HANA
- Appendix C. backint -i in_file contents
- Appendix D. backint -o out_file contents
- Appendix E. NetBackup for SAP environment variables for backint
- Appendix F. NetBackup for SAP configuration or bp.conf file settings
- Appendix G. Parameters used in initSID.utl
- sort_backup_type <value>
- sort_restore_type <value>
- Appendix H. Configuring split mirror backups
- Appendix I. Register authorized locations
SAP database objects supported by advanced backup methods
The brbackup command and Oracle RMAN control the kinds of database objects that can be backed up using Snapshot Client backup methods. Oracle allows proxy copy backups of databases, tablespaces, and data files.
For profile and configuration files, the NetBackup for SAP backint command performs standard backups directly to the configured storage unit. NetBackup for SAP uses advanced methods only when it moves Oracle data files.
The following is additional information on special file types for UNIX or Linux:
Symbolic links and raw data files. NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client backs up and restores the data files that consist of symbolic links and regular files. NetBackup for SAP backs up and restores both the symbolic link and the file. If you select, the symbolic link must reside on the same file system as the data file. When you use instant recovery, if the symbolic link resides on a different file system than the data file it points to, the restore fails.
NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client backs up and restores the data.
Files that are created on raw partitions:
Quick I/O data files. NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client backs up and restores Quick I/O Oracle data files. A Quick I/O file consists of two components: A hidden file with space allocated for it and a link that point to the Quick I/O interface of the hidden file.
On the backup, NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client follows the symbolic link and backs up both components of the Quick I/O file: The symbolic link and the hidden file.
On the restore, NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client restores both components from the backup image. If one or both of the components are missing, NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client creates the missing component(s).