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
About NetBackup for SAP backup types
The following backup type roles are available on the Schedules tab of the policy. You can use this information when you configure the NetBackup for SAP with Snapshot Client.
Table: Backup type roles
The Application Backup schedule enables user-controlled NetBackup operations from the client. This schedule type allows operations the client initiates and operations an automatic schedule initiates from the NetBackup master server. NetBackup uses the Application Backup schedule when the SAP user starts a backup manually. Configure at least one Application Backup schedule for each SAP policy.
By default, an Application Backup is configured automatically. NetBackup for SAP uses the Application Backup schedule to back up the profile files that are backed up in brbackup phase 2.
Automatic Full Backup
An Automatic Full Backup schedule specifies the dates and times on which NetBackup is to start backups. Backups commence by running the SAP scripts automatically in the order they appear in the file list. If there is more than one client in the SAP policy, NetBackup for SAP runs the SAP scripts on each client. You must configure the Automatic Full Backup schedule in order for Snapshot Client methods to back up Oracle data files.
Automatic Differential incremental backup
In a differential incremental backup, NetBackup for SAP backs up all data blocks that changed since the most recent full or incremental backup. This type of backup can be used with the Snapshot Client BLI method.
Automatic Cumulative incremental backup
In a cumulative incremental backup, NetBackup for SAP backs up all data blocks that changed since the most recent full backup. This type of backup can be used only with the Snapshot Client BLI method or for RMAN stream-based incremental.
Cumulative incremental backups reduce the work that is needed for a restore. You only need one cumulative incremental backup from any particular level at restore time. However, cumulative backups typically require more space and time than differential incremental backups. Cumulative backups duplicate the data that was captured in previous backups at same level.