Specifying Dump Devices

You can specify the dump device as a literal, a local variable, or a parameter to a stored procedure.

  • You can specify a local device as:
    • A logical device name from the sysdevices system table

    • An absolute path name

    • A relative path name

    The Backup Server resolves relative path names using the current working directory in SAP ASE.

  • When loading across the network, specify the absolute path name of the dump device. The path name must be valid on the machine on which the Backup Server is running. If the name includes characters other than letters, numbers, or the underscore (_), enclose the entire name in quotes.

  • Ownership and permissions problems on the dump device may interfere with use of load commands.

  • You can run more than one load (or dump) at the same time, as long as each load uses a different physical device.