The topic of this blog is database backup and recovery.
SAP HANA SPS 10 introduces support for delta backups, both incremental and differential. Incremental backup saves the data changed since the last data backup while differential backups save all the data changed since the last full data backup.
Delta backups enable you to optimize your backup strategy, for example by less frequently executing the more time-consuming full data backups. Compared to log backups, delta backups can reduce the time needed for a recovery as the amount of log that needs to be replayed is reduced.
SAP HANA Cockpit
You can now back up the SAP HANA database using the SAP HANA cockpit. The progress of a backup is displayed on the Data Backup tile. Detailed information for each backup is available on the Backup Catalog page.
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