Does Progress have guidelines for backup strategies?

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EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: 9.x
Product: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x,11.x
OS: All Supported Operating Systems
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Does Progress have guidelines for backup strategies?
Is there any guideline on when to perform a full database backup and when an incremental backup?

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Whether to perform full or incremental backup depends on the application.  Below are some guidelines on full and Incremental backups.

Ideally, one should perform a full backup of the database every day. However, depending on the recovery plan, you might decide to do less frequent full backups and more frequent incremental backups or use after‑imaging.

If the database is very large, it might be impractical to fully back up the database daily. Choose to back up the database file every other day, or even once a week. Instead of frequent full backups, consider performing daily incremental backups or, if you have after imaging enabled, only backing up the after image files.

If full backups are performed less than once a week, you must maintain multiple incremental backups which makes recovery more complicated and prone to operator error. Restoring a backup becomes a multi-step process of first restoring the last full backup, then restoring the subsequent incremental backups.
References to Other Documentation:

OpenEdge Data Management:Database Administration, "Backup Strategies"
Last Modified Date4/21/2017 6:25 PM

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