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SAP Backup using Tivoli Storage Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 19 June 2009, updated 27 April 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738432970
ISBN-13: 9780738432977
IBM Form #: SG24-7686-00

Authors: Budi Darmawan, Miroslav Dvorak, Dhruv Harnal, Gerson Makino, Markus Molnar, Rennad Murugan and Marcos Silva

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    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we give an overview of different data management topics related to a typical SAP® data center. The intrinsic functionality of SAP is not designed to completely handle all the tasks of a data center by itself, but the SAP system offers several interface possibilities to attach external tools to it to accomplish this task

    We explain SAP basic concepts and the issues with SAP data management. We introduce Tivoli® Storage Manager and all of its products that are related to SAP data management. We provide some comparison between database backup and recovery tools. Finally, we discuss data archiving using IBM DB2® CommonStore for SAP, and discuss high availability requirements and disaster recovery considerations.

    The second part of this book discusses a practical implementation of SAP backup and recovery with Tivoli Storage Manager. We implement this setup on two separate SAP systems: one running DB2 and the other running Oracle® database. We also implement LAN-free backup and FlashCopy® scenarios.

    In the sample implementation section, we show many different tasks, such as backup and restore, database recovery, backup monitoring, and tuning. We also cover some advanced backup/availability considerations, such as split mirror backup and standby databases.

    This book helps individuals that operate an SAP environment to devise a strategy for a sound and comprehensive data backup solution using the IBM Tivoli Storage Management product family.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Concepts

    Chapter 1. SAP data management

    Chapter 2. SAP overview

    Chapter 3. SAP data protection considerations

    Chapter 4. Introduction to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

    Chapter 5. IBM DB2 CommonStore for SAP

    Chapter 6. Database backup and recovery tools

    Chapter 7. High availability and disaster recovery concepts

    Part 2. Sample implementation and operation

    Chapter 8. Case study introduction

    Chapter 9. DB2 backup using Tivoli Storage Manager

    Chapter 10. Oracle backup using Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP

    Chapter 11. LAN-free backup and restore

    Chapter 12. FlashCopy backup and restore

    Appendix A. DB2 basic operations

    Appendix B. Oracle basic operations