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Table 1-2

Components of NetBackup for SQL Server

Component

Filename

Description

graphical user interface (GUI)

dbbackup.exe

You use this interface to browse database objects and backup images, create backup and restore

Introduction to NetBackup for SQL Server Technical overview

Technical overview

This topic describes the NetBackup for SQL Server database agent in more detail. These details include:

  • the components that make up the agent

  • how databases are backed up and recovered

  • the factors that affect the speed of backups and restores

  • how the agent resolves host an instance names

What are the components of NetBackup for SQL Server?

NetBackup for SQL Server contains of three components:

These components also interface with VxBSA.dll, which is a common NetBackup client module that connects NetBackup for SQL Server to the NetBackup server.

Figure 1-1 shows the relationships of NetBackup for SQL Server with other software components. The following interactions occur:

  • Every backup or restore operation is initiated through dbbackex.exe, in one

of these ways:

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scripts, and launch backup and restore operations.

dbbackex.exe

Launches backup and restore operations.

dbbackmain.dll

Facilitates backup and restore activities, access to SQL Server, and other operations that NetBackup for SQL Server performs.

Scheduled backups

The NetBackup scheduler calls bphdb (1), which calls dbbackex (2).

GUI-initiated backups

dbbackup.exe invokes dbbackex.exe (3).

Command line

dbbackex.exe is invoked directly from a command line or third-party tool.

driver

library

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