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
Modifying the initSID.sap file (NetBackup for SAP Oracle databases only)
The initSID.sap file is the SAP profile file. This file signals to the SAP tools that you use the backint interface and conveys information about NetBackup for SAP to the SAP tools. Edit this file as part of configuring NetBackup for SAP when the underlying database is Oracle.
To modify the initSID.sap file
- Check for an existing profile file.
If an initSID.sap file already exists in the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs (%ORACLE_HOME%\database) directory, copy it to a backup file.
- Create a new profile file.
Copy the profile file that is included in the NetBackup for SAP software distribution to the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs (%ORACLE_HOME%\database) directory.
For example, if the Oracle instance is SAP, copy the NetBackup example .sap file to initSAP.sap, as follows:
Unix or Linux:
cp /usr/openv/netbackup/ext/db_ext/sap/scripts/sap_oracle/initSAP.sap \ $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/initSAP.sap
copy install_path\NetBackup\dbext\sap\scripts\initSAP.sap %ORACLE_HOME%\database\initSAP.sap
- Modify the initSID.sap file with a text editor to set the backup_dev_type and util_par_file parameters to values that are appropriate to your site.
- (Conditional) Specify the rman_parms parameter and set the NB_ORA_SAP environment variable.
Perform this step only if you use NetBackup for SAP on an Oracle database with RMAN. For example:
rman_parms = "ENV=(NB_ORA_SAP=file)"
where file specifies the full path to the initSID.utl file. Do not use substitution in the file specification.
For example, this parameter might look like the following:
Unix or Linux:
rman_parms = "ENV=(NB_ORA_SAP=/apps/oracle/dbs/initCER.utl)"
rman_parms = "ENV=(NB_ORA_SAP=C:\apps\oracle\database\initCER.utl)"
Depending on your site practices, you might want to specify the following additional NetBackup environment variables and their values as arguments to the rman_parms parameter: NB_ORA_POLICY, NB_ORA_SCHED, NB_ORA_CLIENT, and NB_ORA_SERV. You can also specify values for these environment variables in the initSID.utl file. If you specify differing values, the ones in initSID.sap override those in initSID.utl.
For example, consider that you want to use one policy and schedule for the first part of a backup (data files). You want a different policy and schedule for the second part of a backup (the control file backup). You can set the NB_ORA_POLICY and NB_ORA_SCHED variables in initSID.sap to pertain to the first part of the backup. Then, you can set these variables to the different values that pertain to the second part of the backup in initSID.utl. NetBackup for SAP checks only initSID.utl when backing up the control files; it does not check initSID.sap.
You can include other RMAN parameters in this file. For more information on other parameters, see your SAP documentation.
- Save and close the initSID.sap file.