SnapCenter Service policy configuration

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As discussed in the section “Data protection strategy,” policies are usually configured independently of the resource and can be used by multiple SAP HANA databases.

A typical minimum configuration consists of the following policies:

  • Policy for hourly Snapshot backups.

    For example, SnapshotEvery4h

  • Policy for weekly block integrity check using a file-based backup.

    For example, BlockIntegrityCheckEverySunday

The following sections describe the configuration of these two policies.

Policy for hourly Snapshot backups

To create a policy for hourly Snapshot backups, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Policies and click Add Policy.

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  2. In the Create Policy screen provide a policy name, backup type, backup naming convention, and schedule and retention details.

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    For example, in the following figure, for the Snapshot backup, a schedule of every 4 hours and a start time of 10AM is configured. The retention is configured with 18, which is 3 days.

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  3. In the Custom Backup Name window, you can change the backup naming convention and add a custom prefix.

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  4. To create the new policy, click Add.

Policy for weekly block integrity check

To create a policy for a weekly block integrity check, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Policies and click Add Policy.

  2. In the Create Policy screen, provide a policy name, backup type, backup naming convention, and as schedule and retention details.

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  3. To create the new policy, click Add.

    The following figure shows a summary of the configured policies.

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