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Backing up replication disk partitions

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2011-10-05 08:39:49.0Z
Susan Posted on 2011-10-05 05:19:13.0Z
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Is there any need/merit to backup replication server
partitions in the host server backup taken by Unix SAs


Rob V Posted on 2011-10-05 06:33:21.0Z
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On 05-Oct-2011 07:19, Susan wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any need/merit to backup replication server
> partitions in the host server backup taken by Unix SAs
> Regards,
> Susan

Yes, there is.
To back up an entire RepServer, you need to do all of the following:
- stop RepServer
- backup all stable queues (=disk partitions) for this RepServer
- back up the RSSD (if hosted in ASE, dump the RSSD database; if hosted
as an embedded RSSD, copy the RSSD files)
- back up the RepServer .cfg file

After this, you can restart RepServer.

I'm guessing a system-level backup by the Unix admins doesn't do the
same thing.


Rob V.
Rob Verschoor

Certified Sybase Professional DBA for ASE 15.0/12.5/12.0/11.5/11.0
and Replication Server 15.0.1/12.5 // TeamSybase

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