SnapProtect - Backup Copy - DB2

Backup Copy Operations

A backup copy operation provides the capability to copy snapshots of the data to any media. It is useful for creating additional standby copies of data and can be performed during the SnapProtect backup or at a later time. Note that if primary snap copy is configured as Spool copy (copy with no retention rules) then the snapshots will be automatically deleted after the backup copy operation completes successfully.

Inline Backup Copy

Backup copy operations performed during the SnapProtect backup job are known as inline backup copy. You can perform inline backup copy operations for primary snapshot copies and not for secondary snapshot copies. If a previously selected snapshot has not been copied to media, the current SnapProtect job will complete without creating the backup copy and you will need to create an offline backup copy for the current backup.

  1. Navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | DB2 | <Instance> | <Backup Set>.
  2. Right-click the <Subclient> and click Backup.
  3. On the Backup Options dialog box, select Full as the Backup Type and Immediate for the Job Initiation.
  4. On the Backup Options dialog box, click Advanced.
  5. On the Data tab of the Advanced Backup Options dialog box, select the Create Backup Copy immediately check box to create a backup copy.
  6. Click OK.

You can view the progress of the job, by going to the CommCell Console ribbon, clicking the Home tab, and then clicking Job Controller.

Offline Backup Copy

Backup copy operations performed independent of the SnapProtect backup job are known as offline backup copy.

Use the following steps to run offline backup copy.

  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the <Storage Policy> and click Properties.
  3. On the Storage Policy Properties dialog box, navigate to the Snapshot tab.
    • Under Snapshot Management Rules, select the Enable Backup Copy option.
    • Click OK.
  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the <storage policy> and click All Tasks | Run Backup Copy.
  3. On the Backup Copy For dialog box, select the Start new media check box to copy the data to a different tape.
  4. Select Mark media full on Success to mark the media that is used for this operation after the snapshot copy operation has successfully completed.
  5. Click OK.