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


Making a server-side backup

Making a backup on the database server computer is generally faster than a backup on a client computer because the data does not have to be transported across the client/server communications system. To build a server-side backup into your application, use a SQL statement. The following methods are supported for making a server-side backup:

Both the Backup utility (dbbackup) and BACKUP DATABASE statement use physical device-level parallelism to decrease the time required to complete a backup operation. Parallel backups are not supported on Windows Mobile. See Understanding parallel database backups.

 See also

Use the BACKUP DATABASE statement to make a server-side backup
Use the Backup utility (dbbackup) to make a server-side backup
Using Sybase Central to make a server-side backup
Using the SQL Anywhere Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)