About full backups

When the backup policy is configured to perform a full backup, files are backed up as follows:

The archive bit clears as each file backs up. If the full backup fails, NetBackup attempts another full backup at the same time each day until a successful backup is completed. A successfully completed backup includes all files.

On UNIX systems, a raw partition backup is a special type of full backup of a disk partition. Raw-partition backups are useful for backing up an entire disk that is used in raw mode (such as with some databases). Because the overhead of the file system is bypassed, a raw-partition backup is usually faster than a normal backup.

Only the NetBackup master server can perform full backups.