Performing a SAP HANA Incremental or Differential Backup

A SAP HANA incremental or differential backup uses fewer resources than full backups.

For more information on incremental backups, see Incremental Backups.

For more information on differential backups, see Differential Backups.

Note: You must have SAP HANA SPS 10 or higher in order to perform an incremental or differential backup.

Before You Begin


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > pseudo-client> SAP HANA >instance.
  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 the type of backup that you want to perform.

      To perform an incremental backup, select Incremental.

      To perform a differential backup, select Differential.

    2. In the Job Initiation section, choose to run the backup now or schedule it.

      Note: If you selected Schedule, set up the schedule.

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

  4. Optional: Identify the backup.
    1. Click Advanced.

      The Advanced Backup Options dialog box appears.

    2. On the SAP HANA Options tab, in the Backup Prefix box, enter a unique prefix.
    3. Click OK to close the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  5. Click OK to close the Backup Options dialog box.

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