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NetBackup to backup Sybase SQL anywhere DB

Sughi
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Do NetBackup have the option to backup Sybase SQL anywhere DB

I dont see it in NetBackup compatibility documents and no effective references elsewhere.

Please let me know if it Sybase SQL anywhere DB can be backed up using NetBackup , if not what possibilities can be considered for backing the DB files (like backup dumps as flat files)

 

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Nicolai
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Hi @Sughi 

It does not look like it. 

NBU 9.0 database compatibility list can be found here:

https://download.veritas.com/resources/content/live/OSVC/100046000/100046611/en_US/nbu_90_db_scl.htm...

Depending on the size of the database, you may use Netbackup  bpstart_notify and bpend_notify script functionality. The bpstart_notify script can be run before a regular file system backup, and bpend_notify after  end of the backup.

The idea is you write a script to dump the database before regular file system backup start to have a fresh database dump. By default the notify script has a timeout value of 15 minutes, meaning is not really suites for very large databases where the dump takes a long time.

I used the bpstart_notify/bpend_notify functionality myself to solve similar problems.

Admin manual :

Unix  : https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/24437881-145907648-0/v41507330-145907648

Windows : https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/24437881-145907648-0/v41507383-145907648

See also :

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100025004

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100021852

 

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Nicolai
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hi @Sughi 

We both agree Netbackup doesn't support Sybase Anywhere.

Please look at my previous post about the bpnotify_start option in Netbackup, to solve the Sybase Anywhere backup problem you have. While is not a agent based solution, it's a possible workaround.

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Nicolai
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Hi @Sughi 

It does not look like it. 

NBU 9.0 database compatibility list can be found here:

https://download.veritas.com/resources/content/live/OSVC/100046000/100046611/en_US/nbu_90_db_scl.htm...

Depending on the size of the database, you may use Netbackup  bpstart_notify and bpend_notify script functionality. The bpstart_notify script can be run before a regular file system backup, and bpend_notify after  end of the backup.

The idea is you write a script to dump the database before regular file system backup start to have a fresh database dump. By default the notify script has a timeout value of 15 minutes, meaning is not really suites for very large databases where the dump takes a long time.

I used the bpstart_notify/bpend_notify functionality myself to solve similar problems.

Admin manual :

Unix  : https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/24437881-145907648-0/v41507330-145907648

Windows : https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/24437881-145907648-0/v41507383-145907648

See also :

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100025004

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.100021852

 

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Sughi
Level 4
Certified

Thanks @Nicolai  

Compatibility guide has contents for Sybase ASE which is different from sybase SQL anywhere to my knowledge.

I was able to locate old VOX post which also says Sybase ASE and Sybase SQL anywhere are different Solved: Can Netbackup backup a Sybase Anywhere Database? - VOX (veritas.com)

Please correct me if I am wrong and advise for backup.

Nicolai
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hi @Sughi 

We both agree Netbackup doesn't support Sybase Anywhere.

Please look at my previous post about the bpnotify_start option in Netbackup, to solve the Sybase Anywhere backup problem you have. While is not a agent based solution, it's a possible workaround.

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Sughi
Level 4
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Thanks @Nicolai.

There is no NetBackup agent for Sybase SQL anywhere, but still happy that this workaround will definitely help me.

Nicolai
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Hi @Sughi 

Glad I could help :)

/Nicolai