Veritas NetBackup™ for Sybase Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.1.1, 8.1)
  1. Introduction to NetBackup for Sybase
    1.  
      About NetBackup for Sybase
    2.  
      Features of NetBackup for Sybase
    3.  
      NetBackup for Sybase terminology
    4. NetBackup for Sybase overview
      1.  
        SQL server and Sybase backup server
      2.  
        NetBackup for Sybase technical overview
      3.  
        Sequence of operation for NetBackup for Sybase backups
  2. Installing NetBackup for Sybase
    1.  
      Planning the installation of NetBackup for Sybase
    2.  
      Verifying the operating system and platform compatibility
    3.  
      NetBackup server and client requirements
    4.  
      Sybase server software requirementsSybase server software requirements for NetBackup for Sybase
    5.  
      Requirements for using NetBackup for Sybase in a NetBackup cluster
    6.  
      About the license for NetBackup for Sybase
    7.  
      Copying the NetBackup for Sybase library to each Sybase instance
    8.  
      Running the sybase_config script
    9.  
      Adding new Sybase instances
  3. Configuring NetBackup for Sybase
    1.  
      About NetBackup for Sybase configuration
    2. About configuring a backup policy for a Sybase database
      1.  
        Adding a new NetBackup for Sybase policy
      2.  
        About policy attributes
      3. About adding schedules to a NetBackup for Sybase policy
        1.  
          Configuring an application backup schedule
        2.  
          Example application backup schedule
        3.  
          Configuring automatic backup schedules
        4.  
          Example automatic backup schedule
      4.  
        NetBackup for Sybase backup types
      5.  
        About schedule properties
      6.  
        Adding clients to a policy
      7.  
        Adding NetBackup for Sybase scripts to the backup selections list
      8.  
        Rules for NetBackup for Sybase scripts
    3. About the backup, restore, and load scripts for NetBackup for Sybase on UNIX
      1.  
        Modifying the backup script for NetBackup for Sybase on UNIX
      2.  
        Example sybase_mydb_backup.cmd script for NetBackup
      3.  
        Modifying the restore script for NetBackup for Sybase on UNIX
      4.  
        Example of a sybase_mydb_restore script
    4. About the backup, restore, and load scripts for NetBackup for Sybase on Windows
      1.  
        Modifying the backup script for NetBackup for Sybase on Windows
      2.  
        sybase_mdb_backup.cmd script
      3.  
        Additional information for editing the backup script for NetBackup for Sybase on Windows
      4.  
        Modifying the restore script for NetBackup for Sybase on Windows
      5.  
        sybase_mydb_restore.cmd script example for NetBackup
      6.  
        Additional information for editing the restore script for NetBackup for Sybase on Windows
    5.  
      Modifying the NetBackup for Sybase load script
    6.  
      NetBackup for Sybase environment variables
    7. NetBackup for Sybase configuration or bp.conf file settings
      1.  
        Creating a $SYBASE_HOME/bp.conf file on the UNIX client
      2.  
        Specifying options in /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf on the UNIX client
    8.  
      Configuring the logon account for the NetBackup Client Service for NetBackup for Sybase
    9. About striped dumps and loads with NetBackup for Sybase
      1.  
        Example Sybase scripts for striped dumps and loads
      2.  
        NetBackup for Sybase multiplexing considerations - duplicating tapes
      3.  
        NetBackup for Sybase multiplexing considerations - using more than 12 stripes
    10.  
      Reviewing the auto-discovered mappings in Host Management
    11.  
      About permissions for NetBackup for Sybase log files (UNIX)
    12.  
      Configuring the Maximum jobs per client
    13.  
      Performing a manual backup
  4. Using NetBackup for Sybase
    1. About Sybase database backups
      1.  
        Sybase backup strategy
      2.  
        Automatic backups of a Sybase database
      3.  
        Backing up a Sybase database manually
      4.  
        Performing a user-directed backup for Sybase
    2.  
      Browsing Sybase backups
    3. About restoring a Sybase database
      1.  
        Using isql to restore a Sybase database
      2.  
        Configuring a redirected restore on the NetBackup for Sybase client
  5. Troubleshooting NetBackup for Sybase
    1. NetBackup debug logs and reports
      1.  
        Enabling the debug logs for a NetBackup for Sybase client automatically (Windows)
      2.  
        Enabling the debug logs manually (Windows)
      3.  
        Enabling the debug logs manually (UNIX)
      4.  
        About the bphdb directory on the Windows database client
      5.  
        About the bphdb directory on the UNIX database client
      6.  
        About the sybackup directory on the UNIX database client
      7.  
        About the sybackup directory on the Windows database client
      8.  
        Setting the debug level on a Windows client
      9.  
        Setting the debug level on a UNIX client
      10.  
        About NetBackup server reports
    2.  
      Sybase Backup Server log and messages
    3.  
      Minimizing timeout failures on large database restores
    4.  
      Minimizing the loading and unloading of tapes for database backups
    5.  
      Delays in completion of backup jobs
  6. Appendix A. Register authorized locations
    1.  
      Registering authorized locations used by a NetBackup database script-based policy

sybase_mdb_backup.cmd script

The sybase_mydb_backup.cmd script is as follows:

@setlocal
@echo off
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Replace C:\Sybase below with your actual Sybase home directory 
@REM **************************************************************************
@set SYBASE=C:\Sybase
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Replace Sybase below with the actual name of your SQL Server
@REM **************************************************************************
@set SYBSERVER=SYBASE
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Replace SYB_DB below with the actual name of your Sybase database
@REM **************************************************************************
@set DATABASE_NAME=SYB_DB
  
if "%SYBASE_OCS%" == "" goto notsyb12
@REM ********* Sybase 12.0 or later ***********
@set OCS_QUAL=\%SYBASE_OCS%
goto cont1
  
:notsyb12
@REM ********* Sybase 11.9.2 or earlier **********
@set OCS_QUAL=
  
:cont1
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM These environment variables are set by NetBackup.  
@REM **************************************************************************
@echo SYBACKUP_SERVER = %SYBACKUP_SERVER%
@echo SYBACKUP_POLICY = %SYBACKUP_POLICY%
@echo SYBACKUP_SCHED = %SYBACKUP_SCHED%
@echo SYBACKUP_SCHEDULED = %SYBACKUP_SCHEDULED%
@echo SYBACKUP_USER_INITIATED = %SYBACKUP_USER_INITIATED%
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Replace "database_dump" below with your actual NetBackup schedule name
@REM which is used for a full backup of the Sybase database.
@REM **************************************************************************
if  "%SYBACKUP_SCHED%" == "database_dump" goto dbdump
  
@REM *********** NetBackup has started a "transaction_dump" backup ***********
set DUMP_TYPE=TRANSACTION
       goto entercmd
  
:dbdump
@REM *********** NetBackup has started a "database_dump" backup ***********
set DUMP_TYPE=DATABASE
  
:entercmd
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Replace "Default-Application-Backup" below with your actual NetBackup 
@REM Application Backup type schedule name for the Sybase database.
@REM **************************************************************************
  
@echo dump %DUMP_TYPE% %DATABASE_NAME% to "sybackup::-SERV %SYBACKUP_SERVER% -POL 
%SYBACKUP_POLICY% -SCHED Default-Application-Backup -STAT_FILE %STATUS_FILE%" > .
\syb_%DATABASE_NAME%_dump
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Remove the REM from the beginning of the line below if you are going to
@REM use multiple stripes for the backup. Repeat this line for each stripe.
@REM Replace "Default-Application-Backup" below with your actual NetBackup 
@REM Application Backup type schedule name for the Sybase database.
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM echo stripe on "sybackup::-SERV %SYBACKUP_SERVER% -POL %SYBACKUP_POLICY% -SCHED 
Default-Application-Backup -STAT_FILE %STATUS_FILE%" >> .\syb_%DATABASE_NAME%_dump
  
@echo go >> .\syb_%DATABASE_NAME%_dump
  
  
  
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM Replace "manager" with your Sybase server Administrator's Password
@REM **************************************************************************
  
set CMD_LINE=%SYBASE%%OCS_QUAL%\bin\isql -Usa -Pmanager -I%SYBASE%\ini\sql.ini 
-S%SYBSERVER% -i .\syb_%DATABASE_NAME%_dump
  
@echo %CMD_LINE%
%CMD_LINE%
  
  
@REM **************************************************************************
@REM This script will return an error status back to the NetBackup client if
@REM the isql command fails.
@REM **************************************************************************
  
if errorlevel 0 goto end
echo Execution of isql command failed - exiting
if "%STATUS_FILE%" == "" goto end
if exist "%STATUS_FILE%" echo 1 > "%STATUS_FILE%"
  
:end
@echo on
@endlocal