Klaus Brand klaus.brand at
Wed Jun 20 15:46:19 MET DST 2001

Hi Dmitry,

Dmitry Melekhov <dm at> writes:

> Hello!
> Very stupid question, imho :)
> Is it possible to backup R/3 without buying 3 party software to
> tape on remote machine?
Yes, it is!

You can use all the nice little tools Linux has on-board:
cpio, tar, dd, dump/restore, ... and save
/usr/sap, /sapmnt + {/oracle|/sapdb|/informix|/db2}. 

But you have to take care of the database. Especially if you want
to backup a database on-line it depends pretty much on the database
because then you have to use the appropriate tools.
If the database and R/3 are off-line it's only a backup of simple

For some databases it's also possible to control backup/restore
out of SAP (CCMS, SAPDBA).

If you have any further questions don't hesitate to 
contact me directly via e-mail.

Best regards,
Klaus Brand
Compaq Computer Corporation @ SAP LinuxLab


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