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How does the HP Openview Data Protector SQL Agent deal with transaction logs?

I use HP Openview Data Protector, to backup a SQL 2005 database. It backs up the database ok, and if i run a restore, i get the DB, and Transaction log files.
However, when i create the backup job, it doesn't actually allow me to specify what to backup "full", "Differential", or "Transaction Logs", as it would in SQL. And I know, its not truncating the transaction log file.
How do you define these options in HP Data Protector?
At the moment, i'm doing my full backups on HP, and running transaction log backups via SQL.
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slam69Commented:
Why complicate matters and not just use the inbuilt sql functions and agent to run your tasks?

you will get proper truncation of your log and the restore points will be easy to map out to prevent data loss
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rtl_supportAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I know i could do that, and i've already set that up. But i've actually purchased a SQL agent to run on my HP openview server, and this utilises a tape library. Which is where i want to back up my logs, this then gives me the ability to keep offsite storage.

We've also got several other SQL servers that i need backing up, so the Openview software will actually simplify procedures.
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slam69Commented:
Ok so how about backing up using the inbuilt sql agent and then using the openview agent to back up the created backup files/folders to the tape library seems like the simplest option?

you could create one back up folder on your directory for all teh servers then use the openview agent to back up that folder to tape
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rtl_supportAuthor Commented:
Ok, i've done what you've suggested, i've set an hourly scheduled transaction log backup via SQL, this then gets backed up to tape every night, and then the trn files get deleted via a post backup batch file.

Thanks for your help. Its a shame i couldn't use Openview though.
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slam69Commented:
You may have been able to do but i dont know the product enough to sort that one, at least doing it this way you know you have a recoverable model.

Glad i could help
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