What is AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA? - SAP HANA on AWS

What is AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA?

AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA (AWS Backint agent) is an SAP-certified backup and restore application for SAP HANA workloads running on Amazon EC2 instances in the cloud. AWS Backint agent runs as a standalone application that integrates with your existing workflows to back up your SAP HANA database to Amazon S3 and to restore it using SAP HANA Cockpit, SAP HANA Studio, and SQL commands. AWS Backint agent supports full, incremental, and differential backup of SAP HANA databases. Additionally, you can back up log files and catalogs to Amazon S3. AWS Backint agent runs on an SAP HANA database server, where backups and catalogs are transferred from the SAP HANA database to the AWS Backint Agent. The AWS Backint agent stores your files in the Amazon S3 bucket that is specified in the agent configuration file. To restore your SAP HANA database server, SAP HANA reads the catalog files stored in your S3 bucket using the AWS Backint agent. It then initiates a request to restore the required files from S3.

If you want to deploy an SAP HANA database application with AWS Backint agent, you can use AWS Launch Wizard for SAP, a service that guides you through the sizing, configuration, and deployment of SAP applications on AWS, and follows AWS cloud application best practices.

How AWS Backint Agent for SAP HANA works

You can deploy the AWS Backint agent to your SAP HANA instances from the AWS Systems Manager (SSM) console. From the AWS SSM console, an AWS SSM document is executed on the instances to install the agent. You provide the configuration information in the document as parameters. You can also download and manually install and configure the agent. When the agent is installed, you can back up your SAP HANA database directly to Amazon S3.

AWS Backint agent increases scalability through parallel processing of backup and restore processes, providing maximum throughput and reducing backup Recovery Time Objective (RTO) during recovery.


AWS Backint agent is a free service. You pay for only the underlying AWS services that you use, for example Amazon S3. For more information about Amazon S3 pricing, see the Amazon S3 pricing page.

Supported operating systems

AWS Backint agent is supported on the following operating systems:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP

Supported databases

AWS Backint agent supports the following databases:

  • SAP HANA 1.0 SP12 (single node and multi node)

  • SAP HANA 2.0 and later (single node and multi node)

Supported Regions

AWS Backint agent is available in all commercial Regions, as well as in China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), and GovCloud.