Instance (Details)

Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are relevant to the operation that is being performed.

DB2 Partition Clients

Specifies the DB2 clients and their corresponding DB2 database partitions for the DB2 DPF instance. To add clients and partitions for the instance, click the appropriate clients from the Client list below and then click Add/Refresh to populate the Partition and Client spaces. The name of each client that  you select along with its corresponding partitions will be displayed in the spaces. To modify clients and partitions for the instance, click the appropriate pair, click Modify, and then populate the Edit Directory Share Name Pair dialog box as appropriate. To remove a partition and its corresponding client, click the appropriate pair and then click Delete.

Add Clients

From the Client list, click each appropriate client for the DB2 DPF instance and then click Add/Refresh. This will allow you to specify the DB2 clients and their corresponding DB2 database partitions in the DB2 Partition Clients spaces above. Initially, the Client list will include the names of all the known DB2 clients regardless of their operating system. When you select the first client from the list, the list is refreshed with the names of the DB2 clients whose operating system is the same as that of the client you selected.


Displays the path to the application's Home directory. Enter a new directory if you want to change the designated Home directory.

RAC Database Instances

Use this field and associated buttons to add, modify, or delete Oracle instances for Oracle RAC.


Click to add an Oracle instance using the Add Instance dialog box.


Click to modify the selected Oracle instance using the Update Instance dialog box.


Click to delete the selected Oracle instance.

Connect String

Specifies the database connect string. You can change the database connect string by entering 1) database user ID, 2) password for the user ID @ 3) Oracle service name in the three spaces provided. The user ID must have SYSDBA, ALTER SYSTEM and SELECT ANY TABLE system privileges.

Alternatively, instead of the SELECT ANY TABLE privilege, you can create less powerful user IDs with the following object privileges:

You can create a user ID with these privileges, or you can use the internal user ID.

Use Catalog Connect

When the check box is selected a connection is established between the target database and the Recovery Catalog database using the specified connect string, and the Recovery Catalog database will be used for backups. When the check box is cleared, there will be no connection between the target database and the Recovery Catalog database, and the target database Control Files will be used for backups.

The three fields are used to identify/create the connect string for the Recovery Catalog database. You can change the connect string by using entering 1) Recovery Catalog database user ID, 2) password for the user ID @ Recovery Catalog service name.

TNS Admin

Identifies the path to the TNS Admin directory. If a value is not provided, a default value is created by appending the path \network\admin, to the path of the $ORACLE_HOME directory, such as, if $ORACLE_HOME is \opt2\oracle, then TNS_ADMIN is \opt2\oracle\network\admin.


Click to establish or change the designated TNS_ADMIN directory.

Disable RMAN cross check

Specifies that RMAN cross check will not be performed between the CommServe database and the RMAN catalog during a data aging operation.

Ctrl File Autobackup

Specifies whether to configure the control file for AUTOBACKUP so that every time a BACKUP or COPY command is executed in RMAN, an autobackup of the control file is performed. To change the configuration setting, select one of the following entries from the list:

Block Size

Use this space to specify the block size for backup and restore operations on the selected instance. You can disable the block size specification by setting the value to 0. In such cases, the default RMAN block size value will be used for backup and restore operations.

SAP EXE Folder (Required)

For SAP for Oracle, specifies the path to the SAP EXE folder. Use the space provided and Browse to change this location.

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