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Configuring Informix Log Backups

You must configure both TAPEDEV and LTAPEDEV to a value other than the default value of /dev/null for Informix backups and restores to work.

Procedure

  1. Edit the following file :

    #vi $INFORMIXDIR/etc/onconfig

  2. Change the location in TAPEDEV and LTAPEDEV parameters from /dev/null on Unix computers and NUL on Windows computers to any  non-existing directory to which you as an Informix user have full access rights to perform log backups.

    Example:

    UNIX

    TAPEDEV /dev/null
    LTAPEDEV /dev/null

    Change to:

    TAPEDEV /dev/tmp0
    LTAPEDEV /dev/tmp1

    Windows

    LTAPEDEV NUL
    Change to:

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

  3. Start a full backup.

Last modified: 3/1/2018 7:57:37 PM