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NetVault Plug-in for SAP on Oracle 11.4.5 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for SAP on Oracle

NetVault Backup Plug-in for SAP on Oracle: at a glance

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for SAP on Oracle (Plug‑in for SAP on Oracle) increases application availability by providing fast, online backup of SAP databases in Linux, UNIX, and Windows environments. The plug-in supports features such as hot backup, integration with SAP tools, parallel backup support, and selectable backup operations. The following storage-management facilities are available with the Plug‑in for SAP on Oracle:

Hot backup: With the plug-in used with SAP tools, user databases remain online and accessible during backup operations, which minimizes downtime for users.
Seamless integration into SAP tools: The plug-in integrates with existing SAP tools, which lets you run backups directly from SAP.
Supports raw data backup: In UNIX environments, you can back up raw data, including device, buffered files, and pipes.
Command Line Interface: You can submit jobs using a web-based user interface (WebUI) or command-line interface. Most of the features provided by NetVault Backup backup jobs are supported when using SAP Backint command-line options and parameter files.
Parallel backup support: You can split backups into multiple jobs for parallel execution and load balancing.
Selectable backup operations: The plug-in lets you back up only what is needed. Using a command-line interface, you can specify individual files and directories, or back up an entire system.

Target audience

Most operations used with the plug-in require SAP Backint administrator skills, including the initial configuration and defining an efficient backup-and-recovery strategy.

Recommended additional reading

The following documentation is also available:

Quest NetVault Backup Installation Guide: This guide provides details on installing the NetVault Backup Server and Client software.
Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide: This guide explains how to use NetVault Backup and describes the functionality common to all plug-ins.
Quest NetVault Backup CLI Reference Guide: This guide provides a description of the command-line utilities.

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