Using a hard disk

Sybase software can back up data to any existing directory on a mounted NT volume.

To back up a database to a hard disk:

  1. Select a volume that has enough free space to hold the database.

  2. To place the database file in a new directory on the volume, use the mkdir command to create the directory.

  3. Start isql and connect to Adaptive Server:

    d:\sybase\bin> isql -Usa -Ppassword -Sserver_name 
  4. Use the full drive, path, and file name designation to name the dump device.

For more information about using the dump and load commands, see “Examples of backing up and restoring databases”.