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NetVault Plug-in for Sybase 11.4.5 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise

NetVault Backup Plug-in for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise: at a glance

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Plug‑in for SAP ASE), formerly known as Quest® NetVault Backup® Plug-in for Sybase, provides a backup-and-restore solution for protecting corporate data. The plug-in increases application availability by providing fast, online backup of databases for Linux, UNIX, and Windows environments. The main features included in the plug-in are:

Hot Backup: User databases remain online and fully accessible during backup operations, minimizing downtime.
Supports multiple database servers operating on one machine: Allows backup or restore operations to be applied to any available SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) servers.
Selectable database backup operations: Through a web-based user interface (WebUI) and automated workflow process, the plug-in offers a centralized way to set up, configure, and define backup and restore policies for your SAP ASE servers.
Multiple backup modes: Supports full backups and transaction log backups.
Logs SAP ASE error messages: The SAP ASE software records all messages to private log files. During backup and recovery operations, NetVault Backup intercepts log messages related to the current job and sends a copy to the NetVault Backup log. These messages are then displayed with other NetVault Backup job messages.

Target audience

While advanced DBA skills are not required to create and run routine backup operations, they are required for defining an efficient backup-and-recovery strategy and performing advanced recovery scenarios.

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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