Backup Options

Use this tab to schedule or immediately run a backup job.

Select Backup Type


Specifies the job as a Full backup, which backs up all data for the selected subclients.

  • Incremental

    Specifies the job as an Incremental backup, which backs up only that portion of the data that is new or has changed since the last full backup, regardless of the type.


Specifies the job as a delta backup, which backs up all data that is new or has changed since the last backup for the selected subclient.

Status of <Database>

Displays the status of the database (backup set).  (CONNECTED or DISCONNECTED)


Click to display the most current status of the database.

Job Initiation

  • Immediate

    Specifies this job will run immediately.

  • Schedule

    Specifies this job will be scheduled. Click Configure to specify the schedule details.


Click to select advanced backup options, such as create a new index, start new media, and mark media as full.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog box, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be run from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog box has a corresponding XML element in the script file. When you run the script, you can modify the value in any of these XML elements.

For more information on backups performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for DB2 Agent.


Last modified: 4/13/2018 6:33:36 PM