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SAS Administration from the Ground Up by Anja Fischer

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Chapter 7: Backup and Restore: Should Have, Could Have, Would Have … Famous Last Words

Introduction

Backup, Backup and Backup Again

Why file system backups are not enough

What must be backed up in SAS?

Backup and Restore Tools

Batch Tools

Operating System Commands

Promotion (Export and Import Wizards)

Deployment Backup and Recovery Tool (DBRT)

Comparison of SAS Backup Tools

Summary

Introduction

If your backup plan objective time is “whenever,” we must talk!

Backup strategies are of the UTMOST importance. You must have a good backup strategy in place. Just as important as the backup is, you must also have a very well-rehearsed restore/recovery procedure in place to avoid disaster. A restore/recovery rehearsal validates that the backups are usable ...

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