Incremental Data Backup to a File


You back up all data that has been saved since the last complete data backup of the database instance.

You can display the status of the backup operation with the DBM command backup_state. Each time you execute this DBM command, the system displays the current status of the backup.

To read the prerequisites, see Database Manager CLI, backup_start, backup_state

See also:

Defining a Backup Template for Incremental Data Backup to a File

Displaying the Backup Status

Concepts of the Database System, Backing Up Data


You want to execute an incremental data backup to a file.

You have already executed a complete data backup. You have defined a backup template of type FILE with the name DemoDataInc for the incremental backup.



       1.      Call the Database Manager CLI in session mode and log on as DBM operator OLEG with the password MONDAY, connect to the database instance DEMODB:

>dbmcli –u OLEG,MONDAY –d DEMODB

dbmcli on DEMODB>

       2.      Open a database session:

dbmcli on DEMODB>db_connect


       3.      Start the backup operation using the backup template named DemoDataInc:

dbmcli on DEMODB>backup_start DemoDataInc


Returncode              0

Date                    20051229

Time                    00111343

Server                  GENUA

Database                DEMODB

Kernel Version          Kernel    7.6.00   Build 016-123-109-428

Pages Transferred       312

Pages Left              0

Volumes                 1

Medianame               DemoDataInc

Location                Backups 2005\Data\incDataJan


Label                   PAG_000000005

Is Consistent           true

First LOG Page          18648

Last LOG Page

DB Stamp 1 Date         20051229

DB Stamp 1 Time         00111343

DB Stamp 2 Date

DB Stamp 2 Time

Page Count              285

Devices Used            1

Database ID             GENUA:DEMODB_20051201_111620

Max Used Data Page      0


dbmcli on DEMODB>


After you have executed the DBM command, information about the backup is output. This information is only given when the backup has been ended or interrupted. For this reason, the response to this DBM command can take a long time.