You can use the Commvault software to back up and restore Informix databases.

We use the On-Bar utility to perform the backups and restores.


Data You Can Back Up

  • Subclients

  • Informix system databases

  • Informix user databases

  • Informix databases (data and logs)

Data You Cannot Back Up

You can use a file server to back up the following content, which is not included in backups of Informix databases:

  • Informix application files

  • Operating system data

Backups You Can Perform

  • Full backups, using IntelliSnap

  • Incremental backups

When You Can Perform Backups

  • On a schedule: The server plan that you assign manages scheduled backups

  • On demand: You can perform on-demand backups at any time


Backups You Can Use for Restores

  • The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location

  • A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable

  • Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted

Destinations You Can Restore To

  • The current location (in place)

  • A server in the same Informix organization (out of place)