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Configuration - Informix iDataAgent

Informix Configuration

Before you perform backup and restore operations, you must modify the following parameters in the $INFORMIXDIR/etc/onconfig.<servername> file.

Parameter Definition
BAR_MAX_BACKUP This parameters defines the number of streams that the SnapProtect software uses for backup and restore operations. The default is 0.
TAPEDEV, LTAPEDEV The TAPEDEV parameter defines the device used for dbspace backups, and the LTAPEDEV parameter defines the tape device log file backups. By default these are both set to the following values that dismiss the logs:

UNIX

/dev/null

Windows

Nul

Change the value of each parameter to a non-existing directory that has full access to perform log backups for an Informix user.

UNIX Example

TAPEDEV /dev/tmp0
LTAPEDEV /dev/tmp1

Windows Example

LTAPEDEV C:\Program Files\IBM\Informix\tape1

BAR_BSALIB_PATH This parameter to define the location of the shared library for ON-Bar and the CommVault storage manager.

You must specify this parameter in a Windows configuration. This parameter is updated when you create an instance in the CommCell Console.

In a UNIX configuration, ON-Bar looks for the symbolic link in the $INFORMIX/lib path when you do not specify this parameter.

Note: If you use INFORMIX version 12.10 and you do not specify the BAR_BSALIB_PATH parameter, the backups are not available for the SnapProtect software to restore.

CommCell Console

Configure the Informix Instance

After you install the Informix Agent,, configure the Informix instance

  1. In the CommCell Browser, click Client Computers | <Client>.
  2. Right-click Informix, point to All Tasks, and then click New Instance (INFORMIX SID).

    The Create New Instance (INFORMIX SID) screen appears.

  3. In the Informix Server Name box, type the Informix server name.
  4. In the Informix User box, type the Informix administrator user name.
  5. In the Informix DIR box, type the path to the directory where the Informix application files are stored .
  6. In the ONCONFIG File box, type the name of the configuration file.
  7. In the Storage Policy used for the data of default subclient box, select the storage policy name from the list.
  8. Click the Storage Device > Command Line Backup.
  9. In the Storage Policy used for user command backup of data box, select the storage policy name from the list.
  10. Click the Log Backup tab.
  11. In the Storage Policy used for all Logical Log Backups box, select the storage policy name from the list.
  12. Click OK.

Configure the Subclient

Assign a storage policy to the default subclient.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > Informix.
  2. Right-click the instance, then click Properties.

    The Subclient Properties dialog box appears.

  3. On the Storage Device tab, from the Data Storage Policy list, select the storage policy that you want to use.
  4. Click OK.