Creating the SAP HANA Parameter File

You must create a parameter file when you perform certain types of backups and restores.

A parameter file is required for the following use cases:

  • Perform a cross-machine restore. This includes a restore for disaster recovery.
  • Perform a backup or restore for a multi-instance configuration.


  1. In the iDataAgent folder, on the host where you installed the SAP HANA agent, create the SAP HANA BACKINT parameter file.

    For information about required and optional parameters, see SAP HANA BACKINT Configuration Parameters.

  2. Create the /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/global/hdb/opt/hdbconfig directory.
  3. To link the file to the specified location, on the command line, type the following command:

    ln -s /opt/commvault/iDataAgent/param /usr/sap/<SID>/SYS/global/hdb/opt/hdbconfig/param

    where param is the name of the parameter file.

  4. In the SAP HANA Studio, set the Backint data and log parameter files to the new parameter file.

    For information about configuring the files, see Configure a Third-Party Backup Tool on the SAP website.

    Note: Enable the third-party log backup option. Set the option to true.

Last modified: 12/4/2020 8:15:19 PM