Using Backup Tools from Other Providers

Use

You can use backup tools from other providers to back up and restore data and log entries or to export and import data.

Some of these backup tools are supported directly by the database system. With operating system scripts, you can also use all other backup tools that can process backups from pipes.

If you are using a backup tool not directly supported by MaxDB, note the following: the Database Manager can not check whether a backup was successful when it has backed up to a pipe (and the backup history in the Database Manager does not contain any reliable information on this). Use your operating system script to check whether the backup was successful.

Further restrictions apply to backups to pipes, see Information on Different Types of Data Carriers.

When data is backed up or exported using a backup tool that is supported directly by the database system, each backup or data stream is given an external backup ID.

Supported Backup Tools from Other Providers

Name

Description

TSM (IBM/Tivoli)

You can connect TSM using the TSM client adint2 or using the Backint for Oracle interface. With adint2 you achieve higher performance, but the program is not available on all platforms.

See Installation Manual, Connecting to TSM

NetWorker (Legato)

See Installation Manual, Connecting to NetWorker

NetBackup (Veritas)

See Installation Manual, Connecting to VERITAS NetBackup

All backup tools that support Backint for MaxDB

For information on the requirements that need to be met by a Backint for MaxDB interface, see the documentation Backint for MaxDB.

All backup tools that support Backint for Oracle

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See also:

Backing Up and Restoring

Installation Manual, Connecting Backup Tools from Other Providers

Database Manager GUI: Backups with Backup Tools from Other Providers

Database Manager CLI, Backing Up and Restoring Database Instances

Database Administration Tutorial, Backups with Backup Tools from Other Providers

Loader, Exporting and Importing with Backup Tools from Other Providers