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Jan 09, 2009 at 04:55 AM

Offline backup for DB2 and SAP on Solaris

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Hi All,

I would like to know if it is possible to do a full offline filesystem backup for SAP and DB2.

Scenario:

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.