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

Using isql to restore a Sybase database

The steps required to recover a Sybase database depend on the database that is involved and the problem that you have on your system.

These steps can include the following:

  • Using buildmaster, installmaster, and installmodel for system databases

  • Re-creating database devices

  • Re-creating databases

  • Loading database dumps

  • Applying transaction logs

For information on how to perform the preceding steps, see your Sybase documentation.

A load can take significantly longer than a dump. The time required to load a database depends on the overall number of pages in the database. The load database command loads all used pages from the dump into the target database and runs recovery of syslogs to ensure consistency. The load process initializes any unused pages.

You can load database and transaction dumps by manually submitting the Sybase LOAD command to SQL server (UNIX and Linux) or the isql utility on the client (Windows).

The LOAD command must include the appropriate dump file name. More information is available about how to edit the LOAD command with the correct dump file name.

Make sure to load the database dump and all of the transaction logs before bringing the database back online.

The following example shows you how to restore the database mydb to the level of a recent database dump plus two transaction log dumps:

  • Execute the LOAD commands directly from SQL server.

    This loads the database dump and transaction log dumps.

  • Check database consistency.

    When you have brought the database up-to-date, use DBCC commands to check the consistency of the database.

load database mydb from "sybackup::SYBASE.mydb.D.0.14693.12-12-1997.09:29:37 -SERV 
saturn"
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