Adding a DB2 MultiNode Instance

To back up a group of DB2 MultiNode databases, create a client and an instance for the databases.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click Add instance > DB2 MultiNode.

    The Add DB2 MultiNode instance dialog box appears.

    In the DB2 MultiNode name box, type a name for the client that serves as a logical grouping of DB2 MultiNode or DB2 pureScale database partitions that are housed on physical servers.

  3. In the Instance name box, type a name for the instance.

  4. From the Plan list, select the server plan to use for the instances and databases.

    The server plan specifies how the software backs up the instances and databases.

  5. To specify the DB2 user account used to access the DB2 application, in the User name and Password boxes, enter the account credentials.

  6. To add a DB2 partition node, click Add/Refresh.

    The Add DB2 partition node dialog box appears.

    1. From the Server name list, select the server for the partition.

    2. In the DB2 home box, type the full path to the DB2 home directory on the server.

    3. Click Add.

  7. Click Add.

What To Do Next

Add a DB2 MultiNode database to the instance to back up a database.