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SnapManager for SAP

Backing up and restoring files using BR*Tools


In addition to backing up database files, you can use BR*Tools to back up and restore any files, such as the SAP system files stored on the storage system.

Follow the SAP BR*Tools documentation for the BRBACKUP and BRRESTORE commands. The following additional information applies when you are using SnapManager for SAP:

  • The files must be stored on the storage system.

  • Be sure you have permissions for the files you are backing up. For example, backing up SAP system files (BRBACKUP backup_mode=sap_dir) or Oracle system files (BRBACKUP backup_mode=ora_dir) requires root permission on the host. Use the su root command before running BRBACKUP.