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SAP Binaries Backup online or offline

Former Member
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I woulld like to know, how to execute the regular SAP OS backup and have the following questions regarding this issue:

1) How often should I backup the SAP-Binaries-partition \usr\sap\...?

(daily, weekly, 1 times month)

2) Should the DB, SAP R/3 or some Services be stopped for this issue?

Do exist some file-locks avoiding offline backup of \usr\sap\... ?

3) What should be backuped from \usr\sap\...?

(trans, profiles)

Thank you very much!



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Former Member
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Hi Thom,

1). It's totally depend's on your system avilability(because you need to make the system offline), rest may be you can take OS level backup once in a month(standard practice with all the data centers).

2). Yes you better stop DB services and SAPOSCOL.

3). You can backup total dir structure and you better create one Emergency Repair Disk(ERD) in case of windows.



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I don't see why you should to make the system offline to backup the SAP binaries.

We don't and have not doing it for years with no problems.