Backing Up Data with a Tape Drive

SAP software can back up and restore databases to tape drives that are compatible with Windows.

Supported tape drives that are compatible with Windows, include:
  • 1/4-inch cartridge

  • 4-mm and 8-mm digital audio tape (DAT) formats

  1. Install the tape drive according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

    This task includes installing an Windows-compatible driver for the tape drive by using the Add/Remove buttons in the Tape Devices dialog box from the Control Panel. For instructions, see your tape drive and Windows operating system documentation.

  2. Start isql, and connect to SAP ASE:
    d:\sap\bin> isql -Usa -Ppassword -Sserver_name
  3. Use the Windows tape device name with isql statements to name the tape drive.