Keep Up-To-Date Backups of the master Database

Backing up the master database is the most crucial element of any backup and recovery plan.

The master database contains details about the structure of your entire database system. It stores information about the SAP ASE databases, devices, and device fragments that make up those databases. Because SAP ASE needs this information for recovery, it is crucial that you maintain an up-to-date backup copy of the master database at all times.

To ensure that your backup of master is always up to date, back up the database after each command or procedure that affects disks, storage, databases, or segments, including:
To back up master to a tape device, start isql and enter the command:
dump database master to "tape_device"

where tape_device is the name of the tape device (for example, /dev/rmt0).