Backup Options

Use this dialog box 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).

  • Transaction Log

    Specifies the job as a transaction log backup. This will back up the transaction log, providing point-in-time restore functionality.

    Do not truncate log

    Specifies the operation will back up the transaction log in situations where the database is damaged or has not been recovered.

    Skip Full for Newly added Databases after Log Backup (Sybase)

    Specifies that a full backup is skipped for the newly added databases in a subclient after a transaction log backup.

  • Cumulative Incremental

    Specifies a backup that contains the changed data from the last full backup.

Directive File

The content file to use when you perform an on-demand backup.

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.


Click to select advanced backup options, such as set priority, job retry, start new media, mark media as full, Vault Tracking etc.

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 Sybase iDataAgent.