Backup Database

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If you regularly plan on creating a backup for a certain database, use the Backup and Restore nodes in the Enterprise Manager. These will use backup and restore projects, saved to a file, so you can re-use them at a later time.


Double-click the Backup node to show a window with the details below.



Database Workbench does not perform the backup, it instructs Sybase Anywhere to create a backup and waits for the result.


Backup Database Options


Click OK to start the backup, this might take a while and Database Workbench will be unavailable while waiting for Sybase Anywhere to finish the backup.


An explanation of the options:


Server alias.



A drop down with all available databases on the given server.


To folder/To file

Select whether to create an image or archive backup.


Backup what

Select to backup the main database file, the transaction log or both.


Transaction log

Select the action to take for the log when backing up.



Additional options for creating the backup.


See also: Restore Database