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Configurable Properties


You must create a DB2 instance from the CommCell Browser as soon as you install the DB2 iDataAgent. This allows you to perform a backup on the DB2 database.

See Instances for an overview of Instances. Given below is a list of what you need to provide before creating a DB2 instance.

Providing the latter two storage policies allows you to view and track the status of jobs in the Job Controller and Event Viewer.

Software compression for DB2 Command Line Backups can be enabled or disabled at the instance level. Software compression for data can be more granularly managed through the subclient level.

Each DB2 iDataAgent consumes one license during installation. Note that each license can accommodate multiple instances and databases.

After creating the DB2 instance, you must Create Backup Sets for the instance.

Configurable Properties

Once installed, the agent is configured and is therefore able to manage the data or volumes on the client computer. However, you can change certain aspects of the instance configuration to manage the data in the manner that best suits your needs.

You can view or change the instance configuration from the Instance Properties dialog box. The following information can be configured.

Use Encryption for Third-party Command Line Operations

When accessing the Encryption tab from the instance level, you are selecting either Network and/or Media-side encryption for third-party Command Line operations. When accessing this same tab from the subclient level, the settings selected apply only to the selected subclient content for operations run from the CommCell Console. (See Data Encryption for an overview.) See the configuration section for your agent for more information on this feature.

View and Change Instance-level Storage Policies

From the Storage Device tab, you can view or change the storage policy used to back up data via the command line for the selected instance, select a storage policy for backing up logs on the selected instance, or view or select a default storage policy for the selected instance. By defining a storage policy for command line backups, you can view and track the status of those same jobs in the Job Controller. If you redefine (i.e., select a new) storage policy for command line backups at the instance level, the storage policy will apply only to any new command line backup jobs (i.e., those backup jobs that you subsequently start). (See Storage Policies for an overview.) See the configuration section for your agent for more information on this feature.

User Accounts

You can change the Windows or Unix user accounts that are used by the system to access the application and in effect perform all data protection and recovery operations for the iDataAgent.

See the DB2 iDataAgents section in User Accounts and Passwords for more information.

User Security

You can perform the following functions:

For more information, see User Administration and Security.

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