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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do we Protect Informix Data on a non-global Zone?

Can we protect data on non-global zones if the File System Data Agent is installed only on the global zone?

What are the folders and files created during the installation of this agent?

How can I view the progress of a backup or restore?

Can we perform backup and restore jobs with multiple sqlhostfiles?

Can we fail a backup job that goes in to a pending state?

Can we debug Informix backup and restore jobs?

Can we set the maximum level of events to be included in a log file?

Can we set the maximum size limit to the number of backup log files?

Does Commvault Support Informix High Availability Disaster Recovery (HDR)?

How do we Protect Informix Data on a non-global Zone?

In order to enable consistent backups of Informix data on a non-global zone, you need to install the Informix iDataAgent on the non-global zone.

Can we protect data on non-global zones if the File System Data Agent is installed only on the global zone?

Yes. We can protect file system data on non-global zones if the File System iDataAgent is installed only on the global zone. However, in order to enable consistent backups of application specific data on the non-global zones, you will need to install the corresponding application specific iDataAgent on the non-global zone.

What are the folders and files created during the installation of this agent?

Platforms

Folders Created

Files Created

Other Changes

Solaris

None

Create file under $INFORMIXDR/GalaxyRelinkInfo

Create a link to ibsad001_64.so under /usr/lib/sparcv9

How can I view the progress of a backup or restore?

You can view the status of a backup or restore operation from the ON-Bar activity log. The ON–Bar utility writes informational, progress, warning, error, and debugging messages to the ON–Bar activity log. The activity log also records which dbspaces and logical logs were backed up or restored, the progress of the operation, and the approximate duration of each operation. You can use the information in the activity log to determine whether a backup or restore operation succeeded or failed. The ON-Bar Activity Log location can be found in the ONCONFIG file and the parameter name is BAR_ACT_LOG.

Can we perform backup and restore jobs with multiple sqlhostfiles?

Yes. You need to set InformixServername_SQLHOSTFile followed by the path to the SQLHOSTFILE for each Informix server. This will help you to successfully perform backup and restore jobs with multiple SQLhostfiles.

Can we fail a backup job that goes in to a pending state?

Yes. You can fail a backup job that goes in to a pending state by configuring DoNotRetryBackup.

Can we debug Informix backup and restore jobs?

Yes. You can debug the Informix backup and restore job by using sIFXBACKUPRESTOREDEBUG.

Can we set the maximum level of events to be included in a log file?

Yes. You can set the maximum level of events to be included in a log file by configuring the following additional settings in additional settings:

  • ClIfxAgent_DEBUGLEVEL
  • IFXXBSA_DEBUGLEVEL
  • SrvIfxAgent_DEBUGLEVEL

You can limit the type of log entries that appear in the log file with the additional setting, <logfilename>_DebugLevel. Events that appear in the log file are categorized from 1 to 5, where 1 is the most important, and 5 is the least important. By default, when you change this setting, it resets to the default after 7 days.

To set the debug level:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the CommServe for which the log file size to be changed and select Properties.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Click the Additional Settings tab and click Add.
  4. In the Name box, type <LogFileName>_DEBUGLEVEL.

    The Category and Type details are populated automatically.

  5. In the Value box, type the debug level value.
  6. Click OK.

Can we set the maximum size limit to the number of backup log files?

Yes. You can set the maximum size limit to the number of Backup Log Files by configuring the following additional settings in additional settings:

  • ClIfxAgent_MAXLOGFILEBACKUPS
  • IFXXBSA_MAXLOGFILEBACKUPS
  • SrvIfxAgent_MAXLOGFILEBACKUPS

When a backup log file reaches the maximum size limit, it is rolled over to an additional file, <filename>_1.log. You can also set the maximum number of backup log files that can be created with an additional setting. By default, when you change this setting, it resets to the default after 7 days.

To set the maximum number of backup log files:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, right-click the Client for which the log file size to be changed and select Properties.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Click the Additional Settings tab and click Add.
  4. In the Name box, type <logfilename>_MaxLogFileBackups. The Category and Type details are populated automatically.
  5. In the Value box, type the value for maximum number of backup log files.
  6. Click OK.

Does Commvault Support Informix High Availability Disaster Recovery (HDR)?

Yes. For more information, see Informix High Availability Disaster Recovery (HDR).

Last modified: 12/12/2018 6:48:19 AM