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SAP 4.6c on SQL 2003 backups

We're currently moving from AS/400 to SQL 2003. We're running SAP 4.6c and upgrading to ECC 6.0 SQL 2008.

New to SQL

We were thinking of doing a full offline backup weekly - incremental backups daily and logs every 2 hours.

Should we be running online backup through Management Studio.

We also need to backup usr/sap/trans directory.

IF we do a full windows offline backup and incremental backup (management studio) and logs (Management studio) will I be able to use the incremental backups once we restore with the windows backup.

I read articles that say that I will not be able to use incremental backups when you do a windows restore which includes the SAP database.

What's the best solution for backing up SAP with SQL and also include usr/sap/trans and able to restore with no problems.

Will this work if we do an offline full windows backup (not management studio) and we have a crash.

Restore from the windows backup but do not include SAP database and the use the online backups - incremental and logs from Management studio to do the restore.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Posted on Jul 18, 2011 at 08:52 AM

    Check Note 44449 - Backup strategies with the SQL server

    Note 1297986 - Backup and Restore strategy for MS SQL Server

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