Configuration Configuring a backup policy for a database
Complete the entries on the Attributes tab. For more information, see “Description of attributes” on page 29.
Add other policy information.
To add schedules, see “Adding schedules” on page 30.
To add clients, see “Adding clients” on page 34.
To add batch files to the backup selections list, see “Adding backup
selections” on page 35.
10 When you have added all the schedules, clients, and backup selections you need, click OK.
Description of attributes
With a few exceptions, NetBackup manages a database backup like a file system backup. Table 3-3 shows the policy attributes that are different for SQL Server backups. This information is used when you add a new policy.
Other policy attributes vary according to your specific backup strategy and system configuration.
For more information on policy attributes, see the NetBackup Administrator’s Guide, Volume I.
Policy attribute descriptions
Determines the types of clients that can be in the policy. In some cases the policy type determines the types of backups that NetBackup can perform on those clients. To use the database agent, you must define at least one policy of type that is MS-SQL-Server.
Although you can create a keyword phrase for MS-SQL-Server policies, Netbackup for SQL Server does not record this information with the backup image.
See “Using NetBackup for SQL Server with Snapshot Client” for information on how to configure policies for advanced backup methods.