Sybase Database Backup Software

Sybase Backup

Handy Backup provides a tool for backing up databases from Sybase DBMS, a standalone part of a popular SAP business automation software. For Sybase backup, Handy Backup provides many advantages, such as offline and cloud backup, differential backup and scheduling.

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Key Features for Sybase Database Backup

Handy Backup uses a generic “Database” instrument for backing up Sybase IQ or other SQL-based Sybase solutions. This tool allows applying some features for efficient, quick and reliable SAP Sybase backup.

Keeping Sybase Databases in Native Format

Native Format Backup

If you want to open, to copy or to clone your Sybase backups without a restoration, you can just work with its elements located the backup folder. Handy Backup preserves these files in original formats, allowing using the data backed up directly from saves.

Different Techniques of Backup

Handy Backup allows full, incremental, differential and mixed (full/differential) types of backup, to maximize the efficiency and to minimize the total cost of owning. It can also store versioned backups, as well as mark backup folders with clearly readable timestamps.

How to backup Sybase: backup types
How to backup Sybase: destination selection

Storage Capabilities

When Sybase backup server data, the information must be saved to one or, preferably, several different locations and storages. Handy Backup allows storing Sybase backups to local drives, USB and NAS disk units, cloud services such as Amazon S3, a dedicated cloud HBDrive, FTP/SFTP/FTPS and more.

Other Advantages for Backup Sybase with Handy Backup

Among many other features and tools provided by Handy Backup to guarantee an effective SAP Sybase products backup, there are some options most useful for organizing the backup process:

  • Flexible backup scheduler, allowing setting up a period from months to minutes;
  • Starting a task by an event, such as system logoff or plugging a USB drive linked to a task;
  • Compression and encryption of Sybase data (and any other data, of course);
  • Control features such as starting other programs, logging events and running as a service;
  • Small hardware requirements, allowing backup without running out of a server memory.
How to backup Sybase: automatic backup

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How to Make a Sybase Backup with Handy Backup?

Let us tell you about using a Sybase backup through a small “how-to” guide. Please mention that the two first actions of this guide are not linked to Handy Backup; these are the system operations guided through Windows.

Obtaining an ODBC driver


Firstly, please obtain an ODBC driver for your particular Sybase product. Handy Backup will work with any version and solution of Sybase, and an ODBC driver is a single principal requirement for this job. Additionally, capabilities of an ODBC driver will define the possibility of a “hot” Sybase backup.

Adding a Sybase ODBC Driver to a List of Data Sources


To add your ODBC driver into a list of data sources, please open a Control Panel of your Windows and select the option called “Data Sources (ODBC)”. Then add your installed ODBC driver into a list. After this operation successfully completes, Handy Backup will “see” your Sybase data.

Note: The two steps described before are not parts of Handy Backup software and cannot be governed by the functions of Handy Backup, anyway.

Backup Sybase Data

After installing your ODBC driver and adding it as a data source, please follow the next instruction:

  1. Open Handy Backup. Press Ctrl+N or click on a new task button to call for a new task wizard.
  2. Select a backup task type. Proceed to a Step 2, and then double-click on the “Database” feature.
  3. Double-click on a string with Sybase databases in a data list on the right panel.
  4. Select a database you want to back up in a drop-down list, and then click OK to proceed.
  5. Continue selecting other task parameters step-by-step, as described in the User Manual.
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Download Handy Backup

Version 8.0.6, built on 2 October, 2019
105 MB

You can obtain a personal experience about all functions of the Sybase backup by downloading and installing a full version of Handy Backup on a 30-days free trial period.

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