A backup of the changed blocks since the last full backup.
An ongoing record of updates that have been made to a database.
transaction log backup
A backup of the inactive portion of the transaction log. Typically, this portion of the transaction log is truncated after it has been backed up successfully.
To copy data back to a SQL Server object (see “recovery”).
To bring a database online as a result of a restore.
The host machine on which SQL Server resides. It may also refer to the virtual name of a cluster that supports a SQL Server installation.
A SQL Server installation. If an instance is not specified, it is considered the default SQL instance for the SQL host.
A NetBackup term that identifies a host machine. The source client is commonly the network name of the host. It can also be an IP address or a cluster name, depending on how it is identified in the client configuration.
A data streams that is used for a backup or a restore of SQL Server objects. The user specifies the number of stripes for the backup. NetBackup performs a separate job each stripe that is specified.
When more than one backup stripe is written simultaneously to the same tape.
Multi-streaming is the generic method in which NetBackup manages a backup or restore that includes multiple backup stripes. Multiplexing is an example of multi-streaming. NetBackup can also perform a multi-streamed backup by writing individual streams to individual drives.
An open interface protocol that NetBackup for SQL Server uses to interact with SQL Server.
Virtual device interface. A proprietary interface that SQL Server provides for backup and for restore. The interface is used both for snapshot and for streamed operations. A VDI connection is managed as a COM object.
NetBackup for SQL Server terms
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