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Backint Agent

The AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA is a certified backup and restore solution designed specifically for SAP HANA workloads running on Amazon EC2 instances. This solution enables you to back up your SAP HANA database to Amazon S3 and restore it using SAP management tools like SAP HANA Cockpit, SAP HANA Studio, or SQL commands. It offers a range of benefits and features tailored to SAP HANA environments:


  1. Secure: The Backint Agent supports server-side encryption of backups and verifies Amazon S3 bucket ownership before performing backup and restore operations, ensuring the security of your data.
  2. Speed: The solution is optimized to make the most of the Elastic Block Storage (EBS) throughput and network bandwidth available between your EC2 instance and Amazon S3. This maximizes the speed of backup and restore operations, improving Recovery Time Objective (RTO).
  3. Reliability: AWS Backint Agent integrates with the SAP HANA Backint API, which includes built-in validation mechanisms for dependable backup and restore processes.
  4. Simplicity: The agent directly backs up your SAP HANA database to Amazon S3, eliminating the need for manual script creation to manage backup files. This simplifies the backup process.
  5. Lower Recovery Point Objective (RPO): AWS Backint Agent can automate the backup of your SAP HANA database log files to Amazon S3 at regular intervals, ensuring that your Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) are met.

How it Works:

The AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA leverages the SAP HANA Backint API to seamlessly integrate with SAP HANA databases running on Amazon EC2 instances. The agent directly backs up the SAP HANA database and related components to Amazon S3. This process is designed to optimize speed, security, and reliability.

Use Cases:

How AWS Backint Agent works
  1. Backup to Amazon S3: Use the Backint Agent to back up your critical SAP HANA database to Amazon S3. This backup process is optimized for performance while managing the impact on your SAP HANA application.
  2. Database Copy and Refresh: Quickly create new SAP HANA database copies or refresh existing ones using backup data stored in Amazon S3. By utilizing the SAP HANA Backint API, the agent maintains the data integrity and reliability of SAP HANA’s built-in backup processes, ensuring you meet your Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).
  3. Disaster Recovery: With Amazon S3 storage and additional AWS services, you can design Disaster Recovery architectures to recover your SAP HANA database swiftly in cases of natural disasters, system failures, or user errors.

In summary, the AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA provides a secure, efficient, and integrated solution for backing up and restoring SAP HANA databases on Amazon EC2 instances. It enhances backup performance, ensures data security, and simplifies the backup process, allowing you to focus on managing your SAP HANA environment effectively.

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