How to recover SAP HANA tenant database

I’ve been very fortunate to speak with customers as they implement the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA. During a recent customer pilot project, the following question was asked: “Why doesn’t the plug-in restore newer SAP HANA data after a full VM restore operation is executed?” Upon further investigation, I was inspired to expand upon existing Veeam documentation and share the results as you may find them helpful.

Published: March 17, 2020

SAP HANA tenant database system copy and recovery

Throughout these blog series dedicated to the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA, I have highlighted the challenges SAP administrators face to maintain reliability and downtime. What we have not yet had the opportunity to discuss is how the demand for data preservation has increased precipitously in recent years.

This could be due to regulations or the need to preserve critical records. Now businesses are grappling with maintaining data to leverage it for long-term strategic business decisions, testing, or even monetizing it. For the final blog in this series, I will provide you with answers to typical customer questions I receive before or when enabling the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA.

Published: August 14, 2019

How to optimize and backup your SAP HANA environment

SAP administrators face many challenges, including maintaining reliability, minimizing downtime and providing business units the intelligence they need when they need it, while managing the complexity of disparate systems and layers dependent upon business intelligence. My first blog, 3 steps to protect your SAP HANA database, provided insight as to how Veeam can help with these challenges, including installing and configuring the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA and leveraging it to perform backup and restore operations. This blog expands that discussion and focuses on SAP HANA backint configuration, as well as recommendations on protecting your SAP application environment.

Published: August 1, 2019

3 steps to protect your SAP HANA database

Since the Veeam Plug-in for SAP HANA was introduced, I’m often asked about the installation and operation processes for it. Unfortunately, this cannot be covered in one blog, but I’ve often found the best place to start is the beginning. For this first blog I will cover how to install and configure the plug-in — mainly as a step-by-step guide for Veeam administrators with less or little Linux and SAP HANA knowledge.

Published: June 26, 2019