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Backup - Documentum iDataAgent (DB2)

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Overview

What Gets Backed Up

Your First Full Backup

Overview

Once you have created an instance, you can run your first backup operation on the default subclient. The first backup on the default subclient will be a full backup and will include the entire Documentum Repository including the DB2 database (data and logs).

Backups can be run on demand or can be scheduled to be run at a later point of time. The following section explains in detail the procedure to run your first backup operation.

What Gets Backed Up

The Documentum iDataAgent backs up the following types of data:

  • DB2 database files, log files, and History files.
  • Storage Areas
  • Full-text Indexes (optional)

However, to backup DB2 application files associated with the DB2 installation, you will need to use the appropriate File System iDataAgent.

Your First Full Backup

Backups for any client start with a full backup. The full backup becomes a baseline to which subsequent backup types are applied.

A full backup contains all the data that comprises a subclient's contents. If a client computer has multiple agents installed, then the subclients of each agent require a full backup in order to secure all of the data on that client.

Notes:

  • Before running the first backup, ensure to configure the Storage Policy and the streams that are required for backing up the Storage Areas and Database.
  • DB2 database configuration parameters need to be enabled before you backup DB2 database files. See Enable Database Configuration Parameters for more information.

The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for running your first backup, either immediately or at a scheduled time.

Running a Full Backup Immediately

  1. From the CommCell Browser:
    •  Navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Documentum | <Instance>.
    • Right-click the default subclient and click Backup.

      Note: If a backup is run with the default subclient, all data types (database, storage areas, full-text indexes) are automatically selected and will be backed up. 

  2. Click Full as backup type, and then click Immediate.

    Click OK.

  3. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.

  4. Once the job is complete, view the job details from the Backup History. Right-click the Subclient and select Backup History.

  5. Click OK.

  6. Right-click the job to:
    • Browse the data that was backed up.
    • Items that failed during the job
    • Items that succeeded during the job
    • Resubmit the job.
    • View job details.
    • View media associated with the job.
    • View events associated with the job.
    • View or send the log file that is associated with the job.

Scheduling a Full Backup

If the database and storage areas are backed up with separate subclients, ensure to schedule the backups so that the database backup is performed first followed by the storage area and full-text index backups.

  1. From the CommCell Browser:
    •  Navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Documentum | <Instance>.
    • Right-click the default subclient and click Backup.

  2. Click Full as backup type.

  3. Click Schedule to schedule the backup for a specific time.

  4. Select the appropriate scheduling options.

  5. Click Options to view the Advanced Schedule Options dialog box.

    Specify the following options:

    • Range of recurrence: Specify the date on which you want this schedule to take effect.
    • Time Zone: Select a specific time zone from which the job schedule time will be based.

    You can also confirm and/or edit (where applicable) your choices from the Job Summary tab. For a monthly or yearly schedule, you can select either a standard calendar or a custom calendar.

    Click OK once all the desired options have been configured.

  6. Click OK.

    Your backup operation will execute according to the specified schedule. Once initiated, you can track the progress of the backup job from the Job Controller window.

  7. Once the job is complete, view the job details from the Backup History. Right-click the Subclient and select Backup History.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Right-click the job to:
    • Browse the data that was backed up.
    • Items that failed during the job
    • Items that succeeded during the job
    • Resubmit the job.
    • View job details.
    • View media associated with the job.
    • View events associated with the job.
    • View or send the log file that is associated with the job.

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