Backup Template for a Group of Parallel Data Carriers

To improve backup speed, you can use the Database manager GUI to back up data to multiple data carriers in parallel. To do this, you create a backup template for a group of parallel data carriers and use this when saving. When you restore, you can import the data from this type of backup in parallel.


You 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 Parallel Medium.

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


Choose General and enter the following information:


Name of backup template for a group of parallel data carriers

Backup Type

Select the required backup method:

Complete Data Backup: Complete data backup

Incremental Data Backup: Incremental data backup

Device Type

Select the data carrier type:

File: File

Tape: Tape

Pipe: Pipe
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 the external backup tool here.

BACK: Backint for Oracle/Backint for MaxDB

NSR: NetWorker


Name und Device/File

Name and path of data carriers that you want to include in the group of parallel data carriers.

Change the defaults, or add new locations, depending on where you want to make the backups.


Choose Extended and enter the following information:


Unit of measurement for specifying the sizes of data carriers


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

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.

Name/Size/OS Command

You can specify the size of each data carrier in the group. When you backup to tape, you can specify operating system commands.


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

Backing up to a Group of Parallel Data Carriers, Manual Backup with 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