IBM Informix Backup and Restore Guide

IBM Informix Extended Parallel Server, Version 8.4 IBM Informix Dynamic Server, Version 9.4

March 2003 Part No. CT1SLNA

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.... 3 Types of Users ........ 7 Organizational Changes to This Manual Since Version 9................ 3 Software Dependencies ............ 6 Features from Dynamic Server 9.............Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction In This Introduction ............. ... 7 New Features in Extended Parallel Server ..4 ................................2 ............. 15 Compliance with Industry Standards .......21 ..3 ....... 16 .............. 8 Typographical Conventions .. 16 IBM Welcomes Your Comments ... 5 New Features in Dynamic Server... 3 About This Manual............. 9 Command-Line Conventions ............ 6 Features from Dynamic Server 9............. 8 Icon Conventions .......... .. Version 9......... 4 Assumptions About Your Locale......... 4 Demonstration Database ........ 8 Documentation Conventions ....... 10 Additional Documentation ............... 13 Related Reading ......

.............Chapter 3 I Configuring the Storage Manager ON-Bar Section Introducing Backup andand Restore In This Chapter .... 1-14 3-9 How Severe is the Failure? ........... Production 3-12 Database Server ........ 3-3 1 Introducing Backup and Restore Installing and Configuring a Third-Party Chapter Storage Manager . 3-7 What Is a Restore? .............. 2-17 Backing Up After Changing the Physical Schema ......... 4-9 Chapter 4 Backing Up with ON-Bar Chapter 2 The ON-Bar Backup and Restore System The ON-Bar Tables ............ 4-10 The Emergency Boot Files ......... ............... 1-18 Before You Make a Test Backup ...... 2-12 WhatInformix Is a Physical Backup? .. 1-3 3-4 What Is a the Updating Recovery sm_versions System? File .... 1-20 Features That ISM Supports .. 3-11 How Do You Use Your Data? ................. 1-17 Using ON-Bar Configuration Parameters on Planning Extended a Backup Parallel System Server for a..... on ON-Bar 4-5 and ISM ...................... 3-7 Comparing Updating the ON-Bar onbar Script and ontape ..... 3-22 Considerations for Extended Parallel Server ........ 2-15 Backup Syntax. 1-15 Using ON-Bar Configuration Parameters ..... 3-11 Scheduling Backups ........... 4-7 ............... 3-20 Choosing Storage Managers andTime Storage Devices Evaluating Logging and Transaction Activity ........ .... 3-3 Configuring a Storage Manager ............ Configuring ISM .................... 3-6 What Is a Backup? ......... ON-Bar for Extended Parallel Server ..... 3-20 Features That ISM Does Not Support ..... Choosing a Backup .. ....... 3-19 Evaluating Backup and Restore ....... 4-8 2-13 Third-Party Storage Level Managers ................ 1-16 Using ON-Bar Configuration Parameters on Dynamic Server ............ 4-7 What Is a Standard Backup?....... 2-10 ............. 2-4 ON-Bar for Dynamic Server ...................... 4-13 Using ISM During a Backup .............. ....... 3-3 In This Chapter........ 3-21 Storage Device Requirements ... 4-3 In This of Syntax Chapter..... 3-5 1-3 Configuring Multiple Storage 1-4 Managers on Coserver Nodes ................ .. ...................... 2-15 Backing Up Storage Spaces and Logical Logs .. 2-6 4-5 What Data Does ON-Bar Back Up? ...... 1-8 Creating the bargroup Group ..... The ON-Bar Activity Log 4-11 ......... 4-14 iv IBM Informix Backup and Restore Guide Table of Contents v ........ 4-72-13 IBM Storage Manager ................... ..................... What Types of Location Data Loss Can ........ and1-14 ONCONFIG Parameters 3-9 Specifying the of the Occur? XBSA Library................................ 3-23 Section II The ON-Bar Backup and Restore System In This Chapter .......... 3-8 1-12 Planning Setting ISM a Recovery Environment Strategy Variables ............. 1-5 Configuring ON-Bar ........ Collecting Information About Your The XBSA Interface ................... 2-9 Which Administrative Files to Back Up? ........... 4-6 Installing and Configuring a Storage Manager ................ 2-14System Before a Backup ............ 2-9 Database Server and Storage-Manager Communication What Is Scheduler a Whole-System Backup? Backup .............................................. 4-4 Where to Find Preparing for a Information Backup .. 1-18 Evaluating Hardware and Memory Resources................ ON-Bar Commands 2-3 . 4-7 ON-Bar Utilities .... 1-18 ....... What Is a Logical-Log Backup? ...

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