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Creating Informix Instances

In the CommCell Console each instance references an Informix database. 

Before You Begin

  1. Configure the Informix ONCONFIG file.
  2. Verify that you have the following information:
    • The name of the instance.
    • The OS User account used for performing all system operations.
    • The path to the Informix home directory.
    • The name of the ONCONFIG file, which helps to administer the number of streams, among other capabilities.
    • The storage Policy used by the default subclient in the instance.
    • The path to the SQLHOSTS file.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client.
  2. Right-click Informix, point to All Tasks, and then click New Instance.

    The New Instance (INFORMIX SID) dialog box appears.

  3. On the General tab, type the following information:
    • In the INFORMIX SERVER box, type the Instance name.
    • In the INFORMIX USER box, type the user who performs the backup and restore operations.

      For more information, see User Account and Password Management for the Informix iDataAgent.

    • In the INFORMIX DIR box, type the Informix application location.
    • In the ONCONFIG File box, type the name of the ONCONFIG file.

      The software uses this file to administer the number of streams and other capabilities.

    • In the SQLHOSTS File box, type the full path to the SQLHOSTS file.

      Example

      Windows:

      C:\Program Files\IBM\Informix\12.10\etc\sqlhosts.demo_on

      UNIX:

      /opt/IBM/informix/11.50/etc/sqlhosts.demo_on

    • From the Storage Policy used for the data of default subclient box, select a storage policy name.
  4. On the Storage Device tab, do the following.
    • From the Storage Policy used for user command backup of data box, select a storage policy.
    • From the Storage Policy used for all Archive Log backups box, select a storage policy name.
  5. Click OK.

Notes:

  • If you run a log backup operation from the CommCell Console, then data storage policy associated with the default subclient is used.
  • If you run a command line log backup operation from a third party application, then log storage policy associated with the instance is used.

Last modified: 3/1/2018 7:58:15 PM