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Introduction to NetBackup for SQL Server NetBackup for SQL Server terms

  • Ability to restore a multi-stream backup using fewer devices than it was

backed up with

Graphical user interface

  • GUI capability for browsing SQL Server databases, filegroups, and files

  • GUI assistance for staging a complete database recovery from backup images created for databases, filegroups, files, database differentials, and transaction logs, as well as read-write filegroup backups and partial database backups.

  • GUI assistance for page level restore.

  • Assistance for minimizing backup volume by making use of the read-only versus read-write properties of SQL Server data.

  • GUI assistance for restoring database objects backed up on one SQL Server client to another SQL Server client.

  • GUI assistance for creating and saving a backup script as an alternative to performing an immediate job launch.

  • Properties display for SQL Server databases, filegroups, and files.

  • Properties display for NetBackup for SQL Server backup images.

  • Online help provided through the NetBackup Database Extension GUI.

NetBackup for SQL Server terms

These are the important terms that might be new to a SQL Server database administrator or a NetBackup administrator.

Table 1-1

NetBackup for SQL Server terms



batch file

The script that is used to back up or to restore SQL Server objects. The database agent performs all operations through a batch file. Batch files are typically stored in the install_path\dbext\mssql\ directory. For operations executed immediately from the NetBackup MS SQL Client, a temporary batch file is placed in the following directory:

\Veritas\Netbackup\dbext\mssql\temp directory

full backup

A complete backup of the database that contains all of the data

files and the log file. (Note that a full backup does not truncate the transaction log.)


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