Performing a DB2 Full Backup

You can use this procedure to back up the entire database. Backups of online databases also include the log file.

Tip: After you install the DB2 Agent, perform a full backup to verify the configuration.

A full backup is the most comprehensive backup and is the baseline for incremental backups.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > DB2 > instance > backup_set.

  2. Right-click the subclient and click Backup.

  3. On the Backup Options for Subclient dialog box, 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 if it will be scheduled.


      If you selected Schedule, set up the schedule.

      For information about configuring a backup schedule, see Schedule Backups.

  4. Click OK to close the Backup Options dialog box.


The Job Details dialog box displays the following information:

  • The completion time. Use this when you want to perform a point-in-time restore.

  • The Log Serial Number (LSN) range. Use this when you want to restore a set of log files.

For information on how to view the job details, see Viewing Details of a Job.