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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems Backup and Recovery Solutions

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 27 May 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459690
ISBN-13: 9780738459691
IBM Form #: REDP-5618-00

Authors: Dino Quintero, Rosane Goldstein, Adriana Melges Quintanilha Weingart, Pia Nymann and Andrei Socoliuc

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    This IBM® Redpaper Redbooks publication provides guidance about a backup and recovery solution for SAP High-performance Analytic Appliance (HANA) running on IBM Power Systems. This publication provides case studies and how-to procedures that show backup and recovery scenarios.

    This publication provides information about how to protect data in an SAP HANA environment by using IBM Spectrum® Protect and IBM Spectrum Copy Data Manager. This publication focuses on the data protection solution, which is described through several scenarios.

    The information in this publication is distributed on an as-is basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Spectrum Scale or IBM Spectrum Protect are supported and entitled, and where the issues are specific to a blueprint implementation.

    The goal of the publication is to describe the best aspects and options for backup, snapshots, and restore of SAP HANA Multitenant Database Container (MDC) single and multi-tenant installations on IBM Power Systems by using theoretical knowledge, hands-on exercises, and documenting the findings through sample scenarios.

    This document provides resources about the following processes:

    Describing how to determine the best option, including SAP Landscape aspects to back up, snapshot, and restore of SAP HANA MDC single and multi-tenant installations based on IBM Spectrum Computing Suite, Red Hat Linux Relax and Recover (ReAR), and other products.

    Documenting key aspects, such as recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO), backup impact (load, duration, scheduling), quantitative savings (for example, data deduplication), integration and catalog currency, and tips and tricks that are not covered in the product documentation.

    Using IBM Cloud® Object Storage and documenting how to use IBM Spectrum Protect to back up to the cloud. SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 05 has this feature that is built in natively. IBM Spectrum Protect for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has this feature too.

    Documenting Linux ReaR to cover operating system (OS) backup because ReAR is used by most backup products, such as IBM Spectrum Protect and Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) to back up OSs.

    This publication targets technical readers including IT specialists, systems architects, brand specialists, sales teams, and anyone looking for a guide about how to implement the best options for SAP HANA backup and recovery on IBM Power Systems. Moreover, this publication provides documentation to transfer the how-to-skills to the technical teams and solution guidance to the sales team. This publication complements the documentation that is available at IBM Knowledge Center, and it aligns with the educational materials that are provided by IBM Garage™ for Systems Technical Education and Training.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Architecture decision aspects

    Chapter 3. Planning and sizing

    Chapter 4. Installation and deployment

    Chapter 5. Backup, restore, and recovery scenarios for SAP HANA

    Appendix A. Scheduling an SAP HANA backup by using IBM Spectrum Protect

    Appendix B. Configuring IBM Spectrum Protect with IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Appendix C. Additional material


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