Preinstallation Checklist for the Informix Agent on Windows

The Informix Agent provides a unique, simplified, and end-to-end backup and recovery solution for the Informix systems and user databases in your enterprise. The Informix Agent offers a complete protection of your system databases and provides a granular backup and recovery of your data, emergency boot files (ixbar), ONCONFIG files, and logical log files. For more information, see Overview - Informix Agent.

Use this preinstallation checklist to prepare the computer where the Informix 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 Informix 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 Informix Agent. For more information, see License Requirements.

  • Determine the Installation Location

    Install the Informix Agent on the Windows computer that you want to back up. The Informix Agent cannot be installed on cluster environments.

  • 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 Informix Agent using either the CommCell Console or the installation package created by the Download Manager. Any checklist item that applies to only one of these installation methods is noted.

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

    If the File System Agent is not installed on the computer, the File System Core and File System packages are 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 Windows 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.