Deleting Informix Database Instances Using the Commvault Command Line Interface

Use XML to delete Informix database instances. Run the operation from the command line, or automate configuration by combining command line operations in a script.

You can include the XML parameters in the xml file, or you can specify them on the command line when they frequently change. For more information on command line parameters and XML elements, see Command Line - Syntax.

Caution: If you do not include the instanceName parameter when you delete instances, all Informix instances are deleted for the client.


  1. On the Informix Agent host, run the qlogin command to log on to the CommServe computer.
  2. Download the DeleteInstance_Template.xml file to the computer where you will run the command.
  3. Open the DeleteInstance_Template.xml file, add your specific parameters, and save the file.

    For information on supported instance XML parameters, see Available XML Parameters for Informix Instance Configuration.

  4. On the command line, go to Software_Installation_Directory/Base and type the command.

    qoperation execute -af DeleteInstance_Template.xml -appName 'Informix Database' -clientName '<client_name>' -instanceName '<dbname>'

  5. Run the qlogout command to log off the CommServe computer.

Last modified: 3/1/2018 7:59:13 PM