The SAP HANA database holds its data in memory for high performance, but it also uses persistent storage to provide a fallback in case an error happens. For example, after a power failure the database can be restarted like any disk-based database and the work can be continued. To protect the data against hardware and logical failures, backups are required.

SAP, SUSE and SEP share a long term partnership and have combined their industry-leading IT infrastructure and application technologies to provide a complete data protection for the SAP HANA environment.

SEP sesam Hybrid Backup is a certified, cost effective, scalable and reliable backup and recovery solution for SAP HANA and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES®) is the recommended and supported OS for SAP HANA.

This paper describes the benefits of using SEP sesam for the backup of SAP HANA on a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.