Backups with Backup Tools from Other Providers

You can use the Database Manager GUI to back up data or log entries using backup tools from other providers. The Backup Wizard supports backups to tapes and succeeding tapes using backup tools from other providers.

Prerequisites

Connecting Backup Tools from Other Providers

Under normal circumstances, you should back up a database instance in the ONLINE operational state.

You can also back up database instances in the ADMIN operational state, but only in exceptional circumstances.

Procedure

Creating Backup Templates

If you want to use a backup tool from another provider, ensure the following settings have been selected when you create the backup templates (see Backup Template for a Single Data Carrier, Backup Template for a Group of Parallel Data Carriers or Changing Backup Templates):

General

?     Choose a Pipe as the data carrier type (Device Type).

?     Specify the operating system path of this pipe for the data carrier under Device/File.

Executing a Backup

When you back up the data, proceed as described under Backing Up to a Single Data Carrier or Backing Up to a Group of Parallel Data Carriers. Use the required backup templates.

Result

You can check the results of your log backups using the Backup History.

See also:

Backup Procedures