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How to take a full backup of SAP BO server?

Hi Experts,

We are using SAP BO XI 3.1. It is installed on top windows 2008 server. Currently we are not taking any backups of this server. Can you guys please tell me how to take SAP BO server backups daily basis. I'm hoping take full backup. Here full backup means, SAP BO contains CMC folders, Universes, Webi reports,Dashboards, Users,.. etc. I don't have any Idea of how take a backup of SAP BO. Step by step explanation please..

Thanks,

Regards,

Nimesha...

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    Jan 09, 2013 at 07:00 AM

    Nimesha,

    These are the contents to be backup.

    Backup Type

    Backup Contents

    Applicability

    Full Content backup

    Central Management Server (CMS) System Tables

    Used for Full Content recovery

    Auditing Tables

    File Repository Server (FRS)

    Local audit log files

    Custom SDK applications/code

    Database Connections (ODBC DSNs)

    Any Application/Server specific configuration document

    BIAR Backup

    .BIAR Backup

    Used for selective content recovery

    Full content backup is simply the File system backup and the database backup which can be performed either manually or automated through scripts.

    .BIAR backup is performed using Import wizard for version XI 3.x (in your case). For 4.0 onwards LCM is the only tool for .BIAR creation.

    Regards,

    Mani

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    Dec 24, 2012 at 04:39 AM

    Hi,

    There are two types of backup cold and hot The link shows all things

    normally we go for Biar,Any have check this link

    http://scn.sap.com/people/raphael.branger/blog/2012/09/10/backup-recovery-in-bo-40

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      Hi Simon,

      To take only Backup of universes you need to use Import wizard if you're on XI3.1 or LCM if you're on BI4

      Best regards,

      Saloua.

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    Dec 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    Jan 02, 2013 at 03:59 AM

    Hi Nimesha,

    In my opinion, the most efficient way of taking a backup will be the following:

    - Take a backup of the CMS database repository.

    - Take a backup of your FileStore folder which further has two more folders inside it (Input and Output)

    The input contains all the reports, universes, ets and your output folder will have all the scheduled report instances.

    If you have the the back of the above two, this can be used anytime for disaster recovery.

    For more information, you can have a look at SAP KB 1398523.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Mrinal

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    • Former Member

      Hey thanks guys,  Now I have a Idea to how to take a backup.Thanks alot for replying my question.  Regards, Nimesha....