Backup Options

Use this tab to schedule or immediately run a backup job.

Select Backup Type

  • 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 full backup, regardless of the type.

  • Delta

    Specifies the job as a delta backup, which backs up all data that is new or has changed since the last backup for the selected subclient.

  • 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 this job will run immediately.

  • Schedule

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


Click to select advanced backup 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 DB2 iDataAgent.