Scheduling an Interactive Log Backup

Schedule regular log backups by activating automatic log backups.

If you do not activate automatic log backups, check that there is enough memory in the log area (Monitoring the Log Area, (OLTP/ liveCache)) at regular intervals, and backup the log entries immediately, if necessary. You can schedule and execute an interactive log backup in the DBA Planning Calendar.

Prerequisites

DBA Planning Calendar

Setting Up and Using the DBA Planning Calendar

Procedure

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       1.      Follow the scheduling concept.

       2.      Open the DBA Planning Calendar.

       3.      To schedule interactive log backups, proceed as described in Scheduling an Action.Use the following action:

Log backup: When you make a log backup, you copy the contents of the log area (log entries) into backup files or back them up using a backup tool from another provider.

Specify a file as the data carrier.

If you need to make an immediate backup of the log area, see Starting an Action Immediately.

Result

The required backup is scheduled. Check the schedules of the interactive log backups.

Before a scheduled backup action is due to start, make sure that the volumes have been inserted and are ready to run.

The interactive log backup is started at the specified time, and the log segments are copied to the backup files.

Archive older backup files regularly to other backup devices. If you are using a third-party backup tool, you can automate this procedure. Follow the procedure described in Archiving Backup Files.

Check the results of the log backups in the DBA Planning Calendar, as described in Displaying Actions. Use the information displayed in the DBA History. Also use the Log Area display in the Database, or in the liveCache Alert Monitor (OLTP/ liveCache).

See also:

Backup Templates, (OLTP/ liveCache)

?     Concepts of the Database System, Backing up Log Entries, Archiving Backup Files

Database Administration in CCMS: SAP liveCache Technology, Backing Up liveCache: Background Processing