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Database Essentials
Database Administration : Safeguarding your data : Using PROBKUP versus operating system utilities : Adding operating system utilities to augment PROBKUP
Adding operating system utilities to augment PROBKUP
The PROBKUP utility backs up the database and primary recovery area. This utility does not back up the after-image files, the key store, or the database log file.
All complete backup strategies use operating system utilities to back up additional important files on the system, such as programs, application support files, and user home directories. Some administrators choose to back up their database to disk with PROBKUP, and use an operating system utility to augment the database backup with other files to get a complete backup on one archive set. After-image files should be backed up to separate media from the database and before-image files to increase protection. For more information, see the After-imaging implementation and maintenance.