Configure the backup method for SAP HANA databases

The policy template and the resource profile that make up the backup plan define the type of data capture to perform and where to store the captured image. Based on the required RPOs and desired backup storage location we will need to create Templates and Profiles. The policy part of the template provides additional backup configuration like enabling logs backups.

A resource profile defines the backup/recovery appliances that are identified as the primary (local) appliance hosting the disk pool to use for snapshots and a remote appliance for remote backup to be used for disaster recovery operations. The profile also defines the OnVault pools to be used to send backup data to Cloud Storage.

You can use the existing template and profile to protect the application or refer to Create a policy template and Create a resource profile to create a new template and profile.

Apply policy templates and resource profiles to discovered databases

Once you have discovered one or more applications, applying a policy template and resource profile to the application lets you capture data operations.

You choose between two very different backup methods in the Application Details & Settings:

  • Use volume level backup (SAP HANA Savepoint API). Use volume level LVM snapshots with CBT on Linux to a block-based staging disk. This option lets you create incremental-forever backups.

  • Use full+incremental backup (SAP Backint API). This is the traditional file-based backup and recovery. This file-dump method does not support the creation of virtual databases. You can select this for both Block and NFS staging disks. This method only supports traditional backup and physical recovery.

When creating a snapshot policy as part of creating a template you have the option of also capturing its log files at a specified frequency. Details are in Create a policy template

You can replicate database logs to a remote backup/recovery appliance or to an OnVault. You can use the logs at the remote site for any database image within the retention range of the replicated logs. Log replication uses StreamSnap technology to perform the replication between the local and remote backup/recovery appliances; log replication goes directly from the local snapshot pool to the snapshot pool on the remote appliance. For a log replication job to run, there must be a replication policy included in the template, and at least one successful replication of the database must first be completed.

What's Next?

Set application details and settings for SAP HANA databases.

The Backup and DR Service SAP HANA DBA guide

This page is one in a series of pages specific to protecting and recovering SAP HANA databases with Backup and DR Service. You can find additional information in the following pages: