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Preinstallation Checklist for the DB2 Agent on Windows

The DB2 Agent backs up and restores DB2 databases in your enterprise. You can also configure the agent to incorporate archiving and snap management solutions. For more information, see the DB2 Backup Administrator Guide.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the DB2 Agent will be installed and to gather all of the information you will need during the installation.

  • Verify System Requirements

    Verify that the computer where you will install the agent satisfies the minimum requirements. For more information, see System Requirements.
  • Verify License Requirements

    Based on the licensing mechanism used in your CommCell environment, verify that the CommCell has the required licenses to use the DB2 Agent. For more information, see License Requirements.
  • Determine the Installation Location

    Based on your environment, install the Oracle Agent on an appropriate computer.
    Environment Where to install the software
    Non-Clustered On the computer on which the DB2 server resides.
    Clustered On the physical nodes of the cluster where the DB2 server resides.

    Cluster installations are not supported on FreeBSD and Macintosh computers.

  • Gather Installation Data

    Refer to the items in this section to gather the information that you will need during the installation. Record the information before you begin installing the software, so you can refer to it during the installation.

    You can install the DB2 Agent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager. Any item that applies to only one of these installation methods is noted.

    SnapProtect package to install
    Install the DB2 package, which is listed under the Database category.

    Note: If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core package is automatically installed with the package you selected. The File System Agent will not consume any license.

    To gather the required information for the File System Agent, refer to the Gather Installation Data section in the Preinstallation Checklist for the UNIX, Linux, and Macintosh File System Agent.

    Client computer details
    If the File System Agent, or another package, is already installed on the computer, you are not required to gather all the computer details again. The level of detail depends on how the package you selected is installed:
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, the installation program requests only the name of the client computer.
    • For installations using the installation package, the installation program reads the details from the previous installation.
    Restart the DB2 services
    Oracle services must be restarted after the installation.
    • For installations using the CommCell Console, select the Restart Oracle/DB2 Service (if applicable. Oracle DB2 instance needs to be restarted to load Simpana media library for Data Protection) option.
    • For installations using the installation package, select the Process Manager option.
    Destination folder for the DB2 Archive Path
    Determine the location where the DB2 archive logs are stored. When you determine the DB2 Archive path size, consider the on-demand log backup threshold.

    Note: If you install the software in a clustered environment, the DB2 Archive path must reside on a shared drive.

    Note: If the specified folder does not exist, the SnapProtect software creates the folder when the first archive log backup job runs.

    Destination folder for the DB2 Retrieve Path
    Determine the location where the files required for the DB2 recovery process are stored. When you select the "Restore Logs" option on the CommCell Console restore, logs archived after the full restore are restored to the DB2 Retrieve path and then the rollforward starts.

    Note: If you install the software in a clustered environment, the DB2 Restore Log path must reside on a shared drive.

    Note: If the specified folder does not exist, the SnapProtect software creates the folder when the first archive log backup job runs.

    Destination folder for the DB2 Audit Error Path
    Determine the location where the DB2 audit error logs are stored.

    Note: If you install the software in a clustered environment, the DB2 Audit Error path must reside on a shared drive.

    Note: If the specified folder does not exist, the SnapProtect software creates the folder when the first archive log backup job runs.