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Posted Nov 12, 2002

Syncsort's Backup Express Supports SQL Server 2000 and DB2-UDB in SAP Solution Environments

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

A SQL Server 2000 and a DB2-UDB SAP Solution Environment Integration Assessment of Syncsort Incorporated's enterprise data backup and restore product, Backup Express, asserted that Backup Express provided high value to SAP customers.

The ICC-Lab of SAP AG Walldorf conducted an Integration Assessment on special onsite demo-installations of SAP R/3 4.6C IDES with MSSQL 2000 and DB2-UDB 7.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. The assessment report concluded that "Syncsort's Backup Express provides a high value to SAP Customers by enabling them to manage database online backups and transaction log backups and recovery point-in-time situations for secure day-to-day administration usage."

"This Integration Assessment confirms Backup Express's commitment to support a broad and complete range of technologies to give their customers maximum flexibility in meeting their storage needs," says Winston W. Hait, senior product manger at Syncsort. "By supporting [both] SQL Server 2000 [and DB2-UDB] in a SAP Solution Environment, we give our customers even more options in storage, while still assuring them of reliable backup and restore capability."

Syncsort's Backup Express for MSSQL 2000 supports SQL Server 2000 base and incremental backup and restore. It uses MSSQL 2000-supported backup methods, MSSQL-DMO API and utilities to perform and confirm offline, online non-disruptive backup and recovery of MSSQL 200databases, tablespaces and transaction logs. The BACKUP DATABASE and RESTORE DATABASE jobs can be invoked through Backup Express NT client (or Master Server, if desired) on the SQL server. Backup Express enables recovery of MSSQL 2000 databases to any desired point-in-time by automatically replaying appropriate logs and applying transactions to the restored database.

Syncsort's Backup Express for DB2 supports DB2 backup and restore in a wide variety of operating system platforms such Solaris 2.7 (32 & 64 bit), AIX 4.3, SIX 5L (32 & 64 bit), LINUX 2.2+, HP 11 (32 & 64 bit), Irix (32 & 64 bit), True64 5+ and Windows NT/2000. It uses DB2-supported backup methods, APIs and utilities to perform and confirm offline, online non-disruptive backup and recovery of DB2 databases, tablespaces and archive logs. The BACKUP DATABASE and RESTORE DATABASE jobs can be invoked through scheduled scripts via an sqluv API, which is packed as a shared library within Backup Express for DB2. Backup Express employs a user exit program to control the backup of archive logs, enabling recovery of DB2 databases to any desired point-in-time by automatically replaying appropriate logs and applying transactions to the restored database.

The complete "Backup Express Supports SQL Server 2000" press release is availabe at: http://www.syncsort.com/bexpress/bexpress40.htm.

The complete "Backup Express Supports DB2-UDB" press release is availabe at: http://www.syncsort.com/bexpress/bexpress39.htm.


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