Backup Template for a Single Data Carrier

You can use the Database Manager GUI to back up to a single data carrier. To do this, you create a backup template for a single data carrier and use this when saving.


You must have connected the database instance to the DBM Server.


Choose one of the following procedures:

?     Select the required database instance in the list of database instances.

Choose Instance ® Backup ® Backup Medium.

Choose Actions ® New Medium.

?     Backup Wizard
Choose New Medium in the Media for Backup window.



Choose General and enter the following information:


Name of the data carrier

Backup Type

Select the required backup method:

Complete Data: complete data backup

Incremental Data: incremental data backup

Log Backup: log backup

Device Type

Select the data carrier type:

If you choose the File type for log backups, the Database Manager writes the log backups to backup files.

You cannot make log backups to tape

Select Pipe if you intend to back up using a backup tool from another provider.

Backup Tool

If you are using a backup tool from another provider, choose the abbreviation for this backup tool here.

BACK: Backint for Oracle/Backint for MaxDB

NSR: Networker



Name of the data carrier with which this can be addressed using operating system functions.

Log backups with the type File are versioned by the system.


Choose Extended and enter the following information:


Size of data carrier


Select Overwrite if you want to use the overwrite mode for the data carrier.

Block Size

Select Blocksize if you want to make backups in blocks of up to eight pages


If you want to use a tape device with an automatic tape loader, select Autoloader.

OS Command

When you backup to tape, you can specify operating system commands.


You can now use the backup templates you have defined to perform backups. Data carriers defined in a backup template can also be used as succeeding data carriers.

Backing Up to a Single Data Carrier, Backups with Manually Changed Data Carriers (Succeeding Data Carriers), Backups with Automatic Tape Loaders, Backups with Backup Tools from Other Providers

See also:

Managing the Backup Templates

Concepts of the Database System,

Backing Up and Restoring

Backup Templates and Data Carriers

Using Backup Tools from Other Providers