This task describes the simplest kind of backup, which leaves the transaction log untouched.
For more information about when to use this type of backup, see A backup scheme for when disk space is plentiful.
Start Sybase Central. Connect to the database as the DBA.
Right-click the database and choose Create Backup Images from the popup menu.
The Create Backup Images wizard appears.
Click Next on the introductory page of the wizard.
Select the database that you want to back up.
On the next page, enter the name of a directory to hold the backup copies, and choose whether to perform a complete backup (all database files) or an incremental backup (transaction log file only).
On the next page, select the option Continue To Use The Same Transaction Log.
Click Finish to start the backup.
You can also access the Create Backup Images Database wizard from within Sybase Central by using any of the following methods:
The procedure describes a client-side backup. There are more options available for this kind of backup.
If you choose a server-side backup, and the server is running on a different computer from Sybase Central, you cannot use the Browse button to locate a directory in which to place the backups. The Browse button browses the client computer, while the backup directory is relative to the server.
If you are using the BACKUP statement, use the following clauses only:
BACKUP DATABASE DIRECTORY directory-name [ TRANSACTION LOG ONLY ];
Include the TRANSACTION LOG ONLY clause if you are making an incremental backup.