Instance Properties (Database)

Oracle | DB2 | SQL

This tab is available after a successful discovery operation and the fields are displayed as per the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) with which the Docbase is created.

Prior to configuring the Documentum iDataAgent, the DB2 iDataAgent should be installed and configured if the database is not present on the primary Documentum Content Server host.

Use this tab to specify the DB2 database properties. The DB2 database contains the database and log files to be backed up by the Documentum iDataAgent.


Enter the name of the client computer on which the database has been installed. This could be the same or a different client computer on which the Documentum iDataAgent has been installed. Use the dropdown box and select from the list of client computers.


Displays the type of database iDataAgent that will be backed up by the Documentum iDataAgent. This is automatically populated after Discover has been selected in the General tab.


Enter the name of the DB2 instance that is created for the database.


Enter the name of the DB2 database that is used by Documentum iDataAgent for backing up the database and log files.


Enter the path to the database installation Home directory.

User Account

Click Configure Password to specify the application User account used by the system to perform all Data Protection and Recovery operations for the DB2 instance.

The Documentum iDataAgent requires a DB2 account with sufficient privileges to perform the following:

  • Perform backup and restore operations
  • Access Windows/Unix registry keys
  • Stop or Start DB2 services on Windows/Unix clients

By default, the DB2 user with administrator privileges is used for performing backups and restores. However, if you want to use a non-DB2 admin user, make sure that the user has the following privileges:

Operating System The User Account Should Be
Windows Local Administrator of the computer on which the DB2 database resides.
UNIX Member of the user group assigned during the iDataAgent install.
  • The user should be part of the SYSMAINT_GROUP and SYSCTRL_GROUP authorities.

    db2 update dbm cfg using SYSMAINT_GROUP <user_name or user_group>

    db2 update dbm cfg using SYSCTRL_GROUP <user_name or user_group>

  • The user should have DBADM privileges on the database.

    db2 grant dbadm on database to <new_user>

Initially, the user account credentials is provided during the instance configuration after the installation of the Agent. You can change the user account at the Client Computer Group, Instance and Backup Set levels. Accounts configured at each level will be used for all entities within that level.