A NetBackup policy contains the configuration settings for a Netezza database backup. It defines the rules that NetBackup uses when it backs up clients. You use the NetBackup Administration Console to configure a NetBackup policy.
|Previously configured NetBackup Storage Unit, suitable for the Netezza Performance Server database backup destination.
|Optional user-supplied keyword phrase. Can be used to help distinguish between backups in the Client Backups Report in NetBackup. You might use the database name.
|Type of Backup
|Automatic for NetBackup-scheduled backups
Application for user-initiated backups
|A policy must include at least one schedule with which you can set the valid time windows for Netezza Performance Server backups and the calendar or frequency specifications for automatic NetBackup-initiated backups. Because you can restore at any time, there is no need for a schedule.
|The Netezza Performance Server host name
|The Netezza Performance Server host-resident script file that starts the appropriate Netezza Performance Server database backup. Specify the full path on the Netezza Performance Server host.