Configuration information

Ideally, you should create databases, create database objects, and configure Adaptive Server using script files that you later store in a safe place. Storing the script files use makes it possible to re-create your entire system in the event of a disaster. It also allows you to re-create database systems quickly on new hardware platforms for evaluation purposes. If you use a third-party tool to perform system administration, remember to generate equivalent scripts after performing administration tasks.

Consider recording the following kinds of information:

It is also helpful to maintain a dated log of all changes to the Adaptive Server configuration. Mark each change with a brief description of when and why you made the change, as well a summary of the end result.