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In the Configuration user menu, you can, among other things, display, create, and configure backup templates.


The database instance is in the ONLINE or ADMIN operational state.

SAP MaxDB: Prerequisites

SAP liveCache Technology: In accordance with the Authorization Concept, the user was assigned one of the roles SAP_BC_LVC_ADMINISTRATOR or SAP_BC_LVC_SUPERUSER.


  1. Open the Database Assistant (transaction DB50) or the liveCache Assistant (transaction LC10). Choose   Administration   Configuration   Backup Templates  .


    Open the DBA Cockpit (transaction DBACOCKPIT) and select   Backup and Recovery   Backup Templates  .

  2. Choose   Edit   Create Group   or   Edit   Create Backup Template   and create the desired backup template for the data carrier or group of parallel data carriers.

  3. To change the specifications of a backup template, choose   Edit   Change Properties  .

External backup tool

Description of the third-party backup tool

More information: Database Administration, Using Third-Party Backup Tools


Name of the backup template


Name of the data carrier

If you use files and pipes, we recommend that you specify the absolute path of the data carrier.

Data carrier type

Data carrier type

File: Log backups should always be carried out in backup files.

Tape: You cannot make log backups to tape.

Pipe: Always specify Pipe if you are using a backup tool from another provider.

Backup type

Backup type

Full (Data): Complete data backup

Incremental (Pages): Incremental data backup

Log: Interactive log backup

AutoLog: Automatic log backup

Size (KB)

Size of data carrier

Can Overwrite

Sets the overwrite mode

Select Can Overwrite if you want to use the overwrite mode for the data carrier.

Block Size (pages)

Selects the block size

If you want to make backups in blocks of eight pages, select Block Size. You can specify another block size, if you want. If you do not select Block Size, the value of database parameter BACKUP_BLOCK_CNT is used.


Sets the autoloader

If you want to use a tape device with an automatic tape loader, select Autoloader.

OS command

Transferring operating system commands

When you back up to tape, you can specify operating system commands.


You can use backup templates to schedule or start a backup action (Scheduling an Action, Starting an Action Immediately).