-t|-type

This BRBACKUP command option defines the online or offline backup type.

Input syntax: -t|-type online|online_cons|offline|offline_force|
offline_standby|offline_stop|online_split|offline_split|online_mirror|offline_mirror

Default value: offline

Specify the backup mode.

·        online: The backup is performed for the open database.

·        online_cons: The backup is carried out whilst the database is open. As well as the database files the offline redo log files generated during the backup are also copied to the same volume. This means that you have a logically consistent dataset available. This backup of the offline redo log files using BRBACKUP runs completely independently of other BRARCHIVE backups.

·        offline: The database is shut down for the backup when the SAP System has also been shut down. Otherwise, the database is not shut down, and BRBACKUP terminates with an appropriate error message (BR0068E).

·        offline_force: BRBACKUP does not check whether an SAP System user is active. The database is shut down and an offline backup is performed.

·        offline_standby: The standby database is stopped for the backup. This option is only relevant for the standby database configuration.

·        offline_stop: Database backup in offline mode, followed by the migration of the saved database into mount standby status.
This type of backup is only relevant  when the production database is saved and then takes over the role of a standby database. The backup itself becomes a production system. See Standby Database: BRBACKUP Backup of Database Files

·        online_split: In the split command scenario, the splitting and saving of the mirror disks is performed while the database is open. This option is only relevant for a split mirror online backup.

·        offline_split: In the split command scenario, the database is stopped for the splitting of the mirror disks. The backup of the mirror disks is then done directly afterwards, whilst the database is open. This option is only relevant for a split mirror offline backup.

·        online_mirror: In the SPLITINT scenario, the splitting and saving of the mirror disks is performed while the database is open. BRBACKUP calls SPLITINT to perform the split. This option is only relevant for a split mirror online backup.

·        offline_mirror: In the SPLITINT scenario, the database is stopped for the splitting of the mirror disks. The backup of the mirror disks is then done directly afterwards, whilst the database is open. BRBACKUP calls SPLITINT to perform the split. This option is only relevant for a split mirror offline backup.

For more information, see parameter backup_type in init<DBSID>.sap.