After installing SnapManager, you can create a basic backup of your database and verify that backup to ensure it does not contain any corrupt files.
SnapManager backup overview
SnapManager uses NetApp Snapshot technology to create backups of databases. You can use the DBVERIFY utility, or you can use SnapManager to verify the integrity of the backups.
Defining a backup strategy
Defining a backup strategy before creating your backups ensures that you have backups to successfully restore your databases. SnapManager provides flexible granular backup schedule to meet your Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Creating a profile for your database
You must create a profile for your database to perform any operation on that database. The profile contains information about the database and can reference only one database; however, a database can be referenced by multiple profiles. A backup that is created using one profile cannot be accessed from a different profile, even if both profiles are associated with the same database.
Backing up your database
After creating a profile, you must back up your database. You can schedule recurring backups after the initial backup and verification.
Scheduling recurring backups
You can schedule backup operations so that the backups are initiated automatically at regular intervals. SnapManager allows you to schedule backups on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, or one-time basis.