How to run an Offline Backup / Recovery of a SAP database with the Backup Exec SAP agent.

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How to run an Offline Backup / Recovery of a SAP database with the Backup Exec SAP agent.

Solution

This document is describes the steps on how to run an Offline Backup / Recovery of a SAP database with the Backup Exec SAP agent.
The benefit of the SAP agent is to perform online backup / restore operation. In some rare cases there might be a specific situation where a offline backup is required.
 

BACKUP

In order to perform an offline backup of the SAP database via the Backup Exec SAP agent the value "OFFLINE" respectively "OFFLINE_FORCE" needs to be specified.

This value needs to be specified depending on whether a SAP backup job is executed in either the init<SID>.sap file, in BRTOOLS itself or by adjusting a command line backup command.
 
Example of a possible backup command:
brbackup -p initSID.sap -t offline_force -m all
 
Depending on whether the Backup Exec Catalog information also needs to be backed up, edit the biparam.ini file to Backup Catalog=On


RESTORE

In order to perform the restore operation via the SAP agent the database has to be OFFLINE.
 
Example of a possible restore command:
brrestore -d util_file -b last -m full

Depending on the situation certain configuration files need to be restored first (for more details about these steps see the document mentioned under Related Documents)


 

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