I would like to know if it is possible to do a full offline filesystem backup for SAP and DB2.
Shutdown All SAP and DB2 process and apps. Run a full filesystem backup using NetBackup (basically using tar command) to tape.
I have tried the above but notice that upon restore the DB is unable to start. I saw a document saying that for DB2 offline backup the integrated tool needs to be used. I have yet to get any confirmation or supporting document that mentions a filesystem backup for DB2 is not supported.
DB2 Version: 9.5
OS Version: Sol 10
Thanks in advance.