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SAP HANA SPS 10 What’s New: Database Backup and Recovery – by the SAP HANA Academy


In the upcoming weeks we will be posting new videos to the SAP HANA Academy to show new features and functionality introduced with SAP HANA Support Package Stack (SPS) 10.

What’s New with SAP HANA SPS 10 – by the SAP HANA Academy

The topic of this blog is database backup and recovery.

What’s New?

Delta Backups

SAP HANA SPS 10 introduces support for delta backups, both incremental and differential. Incremental backup saves the data changed since the last data backup while differential backups save all the data changed since the last full data backup.


Delta backups enable you to optimize your backup strategy, for example by less frequently executing the more time-consuming full data backups. Compared to log backups, delta backups can reduce the time needed for a recovery as the amount of log that needs to be replayed is reduced.

SAP HANA Cockpit

You can now back up the SAP HANA database using the SAP HANA cockpit. The progress of a backup is displayed on the Data Backup tile. Detailed information for each backup is available on the Backup Catalog page.

Tutorial Video

SAP HANA Academy – What’s New with SAP HANA SPS 10: Administration – Backup and Recovery – YouTube


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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      So in the past SAP  has always only supported full backups, on other databases.

      I take it this is no longer the case?

      Is there a note that explains the new policy or best practices?

      Author's profile photo Lars Breddemann
      Lars Breddemann

      Not sure what you are referring to.

      For many years different types of "delta" backups have been supported for various DBMS platforms.

      SAP HANA caught up now feature wise.

      Whether or not this is the right thing for your scenario or not, depends on your setup and your requirements.

      Certainly there is no changed policy or best practice involved here.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Okay great appreciate that, I think I misunderstood then.