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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Maintaining your database » Backup and data recovery

 

Choosing a backup format

An archive backup copies the database file and the transaction log into one or more files, typically on a tape drive. An image backup makes a copy of the database files and/or the transaction log, each as separate files. You can only perform archive backups as server-side backups.

You should use an archive backup if you are backing up directly to tape. Otherwise, an image backup should be used because image backups are easier to restore.


Archive backups
Image backups