Specify the backup mode.
: The backup is carried out for the active database.
: The backup is carried out whilst the database is active. As well as the database files the offline redo log files generated during the backup are also copied to the same volume. This means that you have a logically consistent dataset available. This backup of the offline redo log files using BRBACKUP runs completely independently of other BRARCHIVE backups.
: The database is shut down for the backup when the SAP System has also been shut down. Otherwise, the database is not shut down, and BRBACKUP terminates with an appropriate error message (BR068E).
: The system does not check whether an SAP System user is active. The database is shut down and an offline backup is performed.
offline_standby: The standby database is stopped for the backup. This option is only relevant for the disaster recovery configuration. See
Standby Database Scenario
- offline_stop: Database backup in offline mode, followed by the migration of the saved database into mount standby status.
This type of backup is only relevant in the following case: The productive database is saved and then takes over the role of a standby database. The backup itself becomes a productive system. See:
Standby Database: Backup with BRBACKUP
- online_split: The splitting and saving of the mirror disks is carried out whilst the database is active. This option is only relevant for the split mirror configuration
- offline_split: The database is stopped for the splitting of the mirror disks. The backup of the mirror disks is then either done directly afterwards or at a later date, whilst the database is active. This option is only relevant for the split mirror configuration