Other applications of NetBackup for SQL Server
NetBackup for SQL Server can also be used to perform backups and restores in an SAP environment and to restore backups performed by Backup Exec.
Performing backups and restores in an SAP environment
With NetBackup you can perform scheduled SAP backups, in accordance with a predefined backup strategy, or manual backups that are not planned and may be necessary in exceptional situations. The practices described here are based on the practices recommended by SAP in SAP/MS SQL Server 2000 DBA in CCMS.
The NetBackup backup and restore procedures for the SAP R/3 database are identical to the NetBackup procedures with any other SQL Server database.
You can create scripts in order to perform full or differential backups of databases and backups of transaction logs. In addition to the database backups and restores, NetBackup also provides the capabilities to backup the SAP file
The administrator on the master server can use the NetBackup Administration Console to manually execute an automatic backup schedule for an “MS-SQL-Server” policy, where the R/3 database is specified in the backup script. For more information, see the section on manual backups in the Netbackup System Administrator Guide for Windows.