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Performing a Backup of the InterSystems Caché Database

Perform an IntelliSnap backup on the subclient that you configured to back up the InterSystems Caché database data.

Before You Begin

  1. Place the custom quiescing scripts (pre-freeze and post-thaw scripts) in the following locations:
    • On Linux virtual machine:
      1. Place the quiesce script (named pre-freeze-script) in the /usr/sbin/ directory.

        Note: Do not use a file extension on the quiesce script. A list of the directory contents must display /usr/sbin/pre-freeze-script.

      2. Place the thaw script (named post-thaw-script) in in the /usr/sbin/ directory.

        Note: Do not use a file extension on the thaw script. A list of the directory contents must display /usr/sbin/post-thaw-script.

    • On Windows virtual machine:
      1. Place the quiesce script (named pre-freeze-script.bat) in the C:\Windows folder.
      2. Place the thaw script (named post-thaw-script.bat) in the C:\Windows folder.
  2. Ensure that you install VMware tools on the virtual machine, so that the freeze and thaw scripts automatically run during the backup job.

    For information about open-vm-tools support, see System Requirements.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers>vCenter Client> Virtual Server > VMware >backup_set.
  2. Right-click the subclient and click Backup.
  3. Select the backup type and job initiation:
    1. In the Backup Type section, select Full.
    2. In the Job Initiation section, select Schedule.

      Note: Configure a schedule to run nightly. For information on how to configure a backup schedule, see Schedule Backups.

  4. Optional: Create an inline copy. An inline copy is a backup copy that the Commvault software creates during the backup operation.
    1. Click Advanced.

      The Advanced Backup Options dialog box is displayed.

    2. On the Data tab, select the Backup Copy options.
      • Select the Create Backup Copy immediately check box.
      • Select Start Backup Copy job based on Storage Policy Rules.
    3. Click OK to close the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  5. Click OK to close the Backup Options dialog box.

You can manage the snapshots (for example, mount a snapshot) that the Commvault backup creates. For information on how to manage UNIX snapshots, seeAdvanced Snapshots - IntelliSnap for VMWare.

What to Do Next

  • Use the VM Ware tools to call the thaw script.

Last modified: 11/20/2018 6:36:01 PM