Veritas NetBackup™ for DB2 Administrator's Guide
- Introduction to NetBackup for DB2
- Installing NetBackup for DB2
- Verifying the operating system and platform compatibility
- About log archiving
- Configuring NetBackup for DB2
- About configuring a backup policy for DB2
- About adding backup selections to a DB2 policy
- About backing up archive log files with the user exit program
- Configuring the run-time environment
- Creating a db2.conf file for use with the user exit program
- Creating a db2.conf file (vendor method)
- Configuring bp.conf files in a cluster environment
- About NetBackup for DB2 templates and shell scripts
- Creating DB2 scripts manually
- Performing backups and restores of DB2
- About user-directed backups
- Performing a database restore
- Using the NetBackup for DB2 recovery wizard
- Using DB2 to perform a restore
- About an alternate restore
- Using Snapshot Client with NetBackup for DB2
- About NetBackup for DB2 with Snapshot Client operations
- Restoring NetBackup for DB2 from a snapshot backup
- About configuring NetBackup for DB2 block-level incremental backups on UNIX
- Configuring policies for BLI backups with NetBackup for DB2
- About Snapshot Client effects
- Troubleshooting NetBackup for DB2
- About the NetBackup for DB2 log files
- Appendix A. Configuration for a DB2 EEE (DPF) environment
- Appendix B. Using NetBackup for DB2 with SAP®
- Appendix C. Register authorized locations
NetBackup for DB2 backup overview
After you have completed installing and configuring NetBackup for DB2, you can start DB2 backups and restores through NetBackup. You can also run DB2 commands directly.
Always specify the correct DB2 script or template when configuring automatic backups or when starting operations through NetBackup. NetBackup for DB2 does not generate an error if a restore DB2 script file is used for a backup operation. Also, NetBackup for DB2 does not generate an error when a backup DB2 template or script is used for a restore operation.
NetBackup for DB2 provides the following ways to perform a backup:
Issue a DB2 command from the DB2 control center or command-line processor. The DB2 BACKUP and RESTORE commands use the policies, schedules, and settings that are specified in the following sources:
Run a script from the operating system command line. You can create scripts from scratch, or you can base a script on a template that you created earlier.
Use the templates and the scripts that are specified in policies. When you back up a NetBackup policy, it uses the templates and scripts that are specified in the policy.
You can specify a catalog name during a database copy backup and an archive log backup.
The main types of DB2 backups are as follows: