IBM Informix Dynamic Server provides two utilities for backing up and restoring database server data: ON-Bar and ontape. Both utilities can be used to back up DBMS storage spaces (dbspaces, sbspaces, blobspaces) and logical-log files. To learn more about capabilities and usage of the ON-Bar and ontape utilities, see the IBM Informix Backup and Restore Guide.
Regardless of which IBM Informix backup and restore utility you use, your backup and recovery strategy should include regular, full backup of the following:
- DBMS storage spaces and logical-log files
- Other critical ArcSDE files such as dbinit.sde, dbtune.sde, giomgr.defs, and services.sde