Adding DB2 MultiNode Clients Using the SnapProtect Command Line Interface

Use XML to add DB2 MultiNode clients. Run the operation from the command line, or automate configuration by combining command line operations in a script.

The XML parameters can be included in the XML file, or specified on the command line when they frequently change. For more information on command line parameters and XML elements, see Command Line - Syntax.


  1. On the DB2 MultiNode Agent host, run the qlogin command to log on to the CommServe computer.

  2. Download the xml  file to the computer where you will run the command.

    If you want to add a DB2 MultiNode client in a multiple node environment, use the CreateMultiNode_Instance_multipleNodes.xml file.

    If you want to add a DB2 MultiNode client in a single node environment, use the CreateMultiNode_Instance.xml file.

  3. Open the downloaded file, add your specific parameters and save the file.

    For information on supported subclient XML parameters, see Available XML Parameters for DB2 MultiNode Client Configuration.

  4. On the command line, go to Software_Installation_Directory/Base and type the following command.
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    MultiNode Instance Environment

    qoperation execute -af xml_path\CreateMultiNode_Instance_multipleNodes.xml -appName 'DB2 MultiNode' -clientType 'DB2_DPF' -clientName 'client_name' -instanceName 'dbname' -homeDirectory 'home_directory_path' -userName 'db2_user' -password 'password' -commandLineStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'command_line_storage_policy' -logBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'log_line_storage_policy' -dataBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'data_storage_policy'

    Single Node Environment

    qoperation execute -af xml_path\CreateMultiNode_Instance.xml -appName 'DB2 MultiNode' -clientType 'DB2_DPF' -clientName 'client_name' -instanceName 'dbname' -homeDirectory 'home_directory_path' -userName 'db2_user' -password 'password' -commandLineStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'command_line_storage_policy' -logBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'log_line_storage_policy' -dataBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'data_storage_policy'

  5. Run the qlogout command to log off the CommServe computer.


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MultiNode Environment

qoperation execute -af CreateMultiNode_Instance_multipleNodes.xml -clientType DB2_DPF  -entity/clientName 'DB2DPF_DB2MULTI1_XML_Multiple'  -instanceName 'part1051'  -homeDirectory ''/database/db2/V10.5/part1051''  -userName 'part1051' -password 'part1051' -dataBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'DB2Data'  -commandLineStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'DB2Data' -logBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'DB2Data'

Single Node

qoperation execute -af a target='_blank' CreateMultiNode_Instance.xml-clientType DB2_DPF  -entity/clientName 'DB2DPF_DB2MULTI1_SingleNode'  -instanceName 'part1011'  -homeDirectory ''/database/db2/V10.1/part1011''  -userName 'part1011'  -password 'part1011'  -dataBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'DB2Data'  -commandLineStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'DB2Data'  -logBackupStoragePolicy/storagePolicyName 'DB2Data'  -dpfpartitionclients/nodenum '0' -nodeClient/clientName 'db2multi1'