You log on to the Database Manager CLI as a DBM operator, connect to the database instance for which the backup template is to be created and define a backup template of type File for a complete data backup.
You can choose where you want to store this file in the system. If you enter a relative path, it is interpreted as relative to the working directory of the database instance. The specified directory must already exist. If you enter a path or name that includes blank characters, these must be written in quotation marks in the DBM command. The leading quotation mark must be preceded by a backslash (\).
The Database Manager stores the backup template internally. Only when the backup template is used for a backup does the file that contains the backup become visible in the system.
To read the prerequisites, see Database Manager CLI, medium_put
Concepts of the Database System, Backing Up and Restoring
You want to define a backup template with the following properties for complete data backup:
Backup template name: DemoDataCompl
Data carrier (device/file): Backups 2005\Data\completeDataJan
Backup type: complete data backup (DATA)
Size restriction: none (0)
Block size: 6
Call the Database Manager CLI, log on as DBM operator OLEG with password MONDAY, connect to the database instance DEMODB and create a backup template with the properties listed in the scenario:
>dbmcli -u OLEG,MONDAY -d DEMODB medium_put DemoDataCompl \"Backups 2005\Data\completeDataJan" FILE DATA 0 6 NO
You have created the backup template DemoDataCompl for the database instance DEMODB.
You can now start a complete data backup using this backup template.
Concepts of the Database System, Backing Up Data
Database Manager CLI, backup_start