Full Online Backup on 00:00 from Tuesday to Saturday.
Redolog on 06:00 from Monday to Saturday
And Once a month full offline backup
Is this good enough or need improvement?
An example of a DB Strategy is as follows:-
Full online SAP backup every day at 20:00 (including weekends)
Full OS filesystem (minus SAP data) every weekday.
Continuous archive logging from 15:00 to 11:00 next day (weekdays) and
15:00 to 14:30 (weekends).
Archive log deletion at 14:45 every day.
We perform a parallel backup on 2 tapes using 3 x 5 DLT tape autoloaders
using a 7 day rotating tape cycle. OS backup onto single DAT.
The tapes are stored offsite and brought in every weekday. On Friday the
Saturday and Sunday tapes are brought in.
The only problem I can see with the strategy is if the system crashes at 05:55
on Monday and needs a restore, you could lose a lot of data as you are missing
backups on Sunday and Monday, and archive logs from Sunday.
With this strategy if this happens you will be restoring the data from 00:00
Saturday and the logs from 06:00 Saturday. This means you could lose 48 hours
worth of data.
Is your operation 24 x 7 or 24 x 5? If 24 x 5 it shouldn't be too bad unless
you run weekly jobs over the weekend.
Do you have single tape drives or multiple autoloaders?
Is there anyone there to change the tapes over the weekend?
My own personal suggestion would be to forget the offline backup as you do
not really want to restore data which could be a month old so why bother
shutting the system down every month to back it up. I would perform a daily
online backup every
possible day and continually archive the redo logs with a window for changing
the tapes. If nobody is there over the weekend to change the tapes, run your
archiving continually through the weekend i.e. start on Friday and finish on