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Using NetBackup for SQL Server with Snapshot Client Configuring a snapshot backup

Creating a PFI snapshot that is not copy-only

If a persistent frozen image snapshot is selected for backup, NetBackup will automatically create the backup image as copy-only. You can choose not to have the backup created as as copy-only.

To create a PFI snapshot that is not copy-only

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Open an existing batch file in a text editor.

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Insert the following:

COPYONLY FALSE

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Save the batch file.

Configuring a snapshot backup

Before configuring NetBackup for SQL Server for snapshot backups, review the configuration requirements and configuration steps in the following two sections.

Instructions for configuring snapshot policies are covered in “Configuring an Snapshot Client policy” on page 146 and “Configuring a policy for instant recovery” on page 148.

Configuration requirements

  • See the NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator’s Guide for details on the hardware and software requirements for the snapshot method that you want to use. See the Symantec Support Web site for details on the snapshot methods and platforms that are supported for NetBackup for SQL Server. (Instructions for accessing this information provided in “Supported platforms” on page 135.)

  • It is recommended that the volume(s) which contains the SQL Server databases and log files should be dedicated to SQL Server only. Other types of databases (e.g., Exchange) should not reside on the volume(s).

  • NetBackup Snapshot Client is installed and configured correctly and the license key for this option has been registered. Refer to the NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator’s Guide for details.

  • SQL Server 2000 or higher

Configuration steps

In order to perform an Snapshot Client for SQL Server backup, you must perform the following configuration steps:

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