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Manage backups for SAP HANA

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Disable and enable backup

If a database is configured, you can temporarily pause the backups from Management Console.

Procedure

  1. Log into Management Console.

  2. Click Protect > SAP HANA. If the All Organizations menu is enabled, select an organization and click Protect > SAP HANA.

  3. Navigate to Configured Databases page.

  4. Select the database, click the more button, and select Disable Backup.

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  1. Select Yes to disable the backup.

Note: This step does not disable the backup schedules you may have set up in SAP HANA Cockpit. The scheduled, as well as manual backups, will fail. You must disable such schedules from SAP HANA Cockpit.

  1. If you want to enable backup in the future, repeat the steps, but this time, select Enable Backup.

Delete backups

You can use any of the SAP HANA tools to delete backups. If you select the option also to delete the backup physically, the backups are deleted from Druva Cloud.

 If you want to delete backups from Druva Cloud, you must select the option also to delete physically. If you do not use this option, the backups will be deleted from the backup catalog only and continue consuming space on Druva Cloud. Such backups cannot be used for recovery.

Manually delete backups using SAP HANA Cockpit

You can delete backups using SAP HANA Cockpit. For details, see the Delete Backups section of SAP HANA Administration with SAP HANA Cockpit.

You must select Also delete physically if you want backups to be deleted from Druva Cloud.

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Using retention policy in SAP HANA Cockpit

If you configure a retention policy, you must select  Also delete physically and  From Backint checkboxes. Otherwise, the backups will not be deleted from Druva Cloud.

For details, see the Retention Policy section of the SAP HANA Administration with SAP HANA Cockpit Guide. 

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Delete backups using HDBSQL

You can delete backups using HDBSQL. For details, see the BACKUP CATALOG DELETE Statement section of the SAP HANA SQL and System Views Reference.

You must include the WITH BACKINT and WITH FILE to delete backups from Druva Cloud.