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Performing a DB2 MultiNode Full Backup

In a DB2 DPF configuration, all nodes must be available for the backup.  In a DB2 pureScale configuration, one node must be available for a data backup.  For both DB2 DPF and DB2 pureScale configurations, all nodes must be available when you perform a log backup, or data and log backup.

Backups include the following data:

  • DB2 database objects
  • DB2 history files
  • DB2 archive log files

DB2 DPF or DB2 pureScale application files that are associated with the DB2 installation are not included in backups.

Tip: Use the File System Agent to back up the DB2 application files.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > DB2 MultiNode > instance > backup_set.
  2. Right-click the subclient, and then click Backup.

    The  Backup Options for Subclient dialog box appears.

  3. Select the backup type and job initiation:
    1. In the Backup Type section, select Full.
    2. In the Job Initiation section, specify whether to run the backup now or whether to schedule it.

      Note: If you specify to schedule the backup, define the schedule.

      For information on scheduling backups, see Schedule Backups.

  4. Click OK.