Creating a Custom Operation for Database Backup


Create a custom operation for database backup that uses the Commvault script. For more information, see the SAP help on Creating Custom Operations.

Before You Begin

Review the following requirements:


  1. Open the SAP LaMa user interface in your browser.

  2. Open the Automation Studio submenu in the left navigation pane and click Custom Operations. The Custom Operations window appears.

  3. To create a new custom operation click Create at the top right of the window. The Create Custom Operation window displays.

  4. Add a new operation that has the following values:




Name of the operation, for example, Backup

Provider Definition

Select the previously created Provider Definition from the list. The Provider Definition was defined in Creating Provider Definitions for SAP LaMa Database Operations.

Entitiy Type

Select from the list

Button Group

Select Commvault Operations from the list

Synchronous Execution

Unselect the option

Valid for Mass Operations

Select if required

Required Permission

Select Normal from the list

  1. When you have populated all the values, click Create Operation.

  2. After the custom operation has been created, click Parameters for that operation and edit the OPERATION parameter to define Backup as the default value. Select the Mandatory checkbox, then click Save Parameter.

  3. To back up non-default subclients and subclients that were renamed to Default subclient, click Parameters for that backup custom operation, edit the CVSUBCLIENT parameter, and assign the subclient name as the value before running the backup operation.


The Commvault script is integrated with the SAP LaMa database backup operation. The database administrator can run database backups from the SAP LaMa console.