Modifying the DB2 Retrieve Path

The software stores the files for the DB2 recovery process in the DB2 retrieve path.

When you install the DB2 Agent, you specify the parent path where the software stores the archive files, audit error logs, and files that are used in the DB2 recovery process.

Use this procedure to change the DB2 retrieve path after you install the DB2 Agent.

Note: In a multi-instance and multi-database configuration, you can configure multiple archive paths by configuring this additional setting for each instance and database.


  • To the DB2 client, add the additional setting as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on how to add additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

    Property Value
    • If the configuration includes only one database, in the Name box, type sDB2_RETRIEVE_PATH.
    • If the configuration includes multiple instances or multiple databases,in the Name box, type <db2 instance name>_<db name>_sDB2_RETRIEVE_PATH.

      Note: The DB2 instance name (db2_instance_name) and the DB2 database name (db_name) must be in upper case.

    Category Db2Agent
    Type String
    Value <software_install_directory>\retrieve_path