To perform a backup of a SAP Sybase database, you can use the Sybase Central tool or the command line utility called “dump database”. Here are the steps for both methods:
Using Sybase Central (This is the Common Method you can use inside DB13)
- Open Sybase Central (DB13) and connect to the server where your database is hosted.
- Expand the “Backup and Restore” folder in the left pane.
- Right-click on the database you want to backup and select “Backup Database”.
- In the “Backup Database” dialog box, select the options for the backup, such as the backup location and the backup type (full or differential).
- Click “OK” to start the backup.
Using the “dump database” command (Command Prompt Method)
- Open a command prompt on the server where your database is hosted.
- Run the following command to connect to the database
- isql -Usa -Ppassword -Sserver_name -Ddatabase_name
- Replace “password”, “server_name”, and “database_name” with the appropriate values.
- dump database database_name to ‘backup_location’
- Replace “database_name” and “backup_location” with the appropriate values.
- You can also specify additional options for the backup, such as the backup type and the compression level.
PitCia IT SAP Team always recommended to take regularly backup your SAP Sybase databases to protect against data loss or corruption. It is recommended to store the backup files in a secure location and to test the backup and restore processes regularly to ensure they work correctly.