Backup/Archive Options

Use this dialog box to schedule or immediately run a backup/archive job. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent for which the information is being displayed.

Select the Type of Database Backup

  • Full

    Specifies the job as a Full backup, which backs up all data for the selected subclient(s).

  • Incremental

    Specifies the job as an Incremental backup, which backs up only that portion of the data that is new or has changed since the last backup.

    For the Oracle, DB2, Informix, and SAP for Oracle iDataAgents, Incremental backup works like Differential backups described in the online documentation.

  • Status of <Database>

    Displays the status of the database (backup set).  (CONNECTED or DISCONNECTED)

  • Refresh

    Click to display the most current status of the database.

Job Initiation

  • Immediate

    Specifies that this job will run immediately.

  • Schedule

    Specifies that this job will be scheduled. Click Configure to specify the schedule details.

Configure Alert

  • Alert

    The currently configured Alert.

  • Add/Modify Alert

    When clicked, opens the Alert Wizard to configure alerts for this operation.

  • Delete Alert

    When clicked, deletes any existing alerts that are already configured.

Advanced

Click to select advanced backup/archive options, such as create a new index, start new media, and mark media as full.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

For more information on backups performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for Informix iDataAgent.