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

Sequence of operation for NetBackup for Sybase backups

Sybase script files control the NetBackup operations. A user selects a script through the NetBackup client user interface.

You use the NetBackup Administration Console to configure a schedule to use a script to perform NetBackup operations.

The following process takes place when a script is selected for a backup:

  • A NetBackup process called bphdb starts the Sybase backup script on the client.

  • The Sybase backup script starts the isql utility and uses the Sybase SQL script as an input file.

  • SQL Server starts the requested operation on the databases.

  • If the process requires media to store backup data, NetBackup for Sybase starts a user-directed backup by using the NetBackup bpbackup command for Sybase database extension.

  • The NetBackup media server connects to NetBackup for Sybase on the client.

  • Sybase backup server sends data to NetBackup for Sybase, which transfers data to the media server.

  • The media server sends the data to a storage unit.

A restore works in essentially the same manner except that NetBackup for Sybase issues a bprestore command. This causes the media server to retrieve the data from the storage unit and send it to NetBackup for Sybase on the client.

Sybase backup server supports parallel operations, so it is possible to start more than one backup or restore operation.

Note:

The Sybase backup server API does not support the remote Sybase backup server feature. NetBackup controls all network communications.