DB2 plug-in

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The DB2 plug-in uses the db2 command to communicate with the database.

The following table lists the DB2 plug-in parameters, provides the parameter settings, and describes the parameters.

Parameter Setting Description

APP_NAME

db2

Provides the application name.

DB2_DATABASES

db_name:user_name

Lists the DB2 databases and the user name.Multiple databases and user names can be specified as a semicolon-separated list: for example, db1:user1;db2:user2.

DB2_CMD

path_to_db2cli_cmd

Specifies the path that is used to initialize the database connection so that further commands can be executed on the database.

  • UNIX-based environment:db2_install_directory/sqllib/bin/db2

    For example: /home/db2inst1/sqllib/bin/db2

  • Windows: db2_install_directory\SQLLIB\BIN\db2cmd.exe

    For example: C:\"Program Files"\IBM\SQLLIB\BIN\db2cmd.exe

If a path is not specified, then sqllib/db2 is used as the path.

Note: The DB2 plug-in handles Write Anywhere File Layout (WAFL) operations by default. If you want to back up a consistency group backup with the DB2 plug-in, you should set the parameter to NTAP_CONSISTENCY_GROUP_WAFL_SYNC parameter to N. If you set this parameter to Y, additional and redundant synchronizing operations are performed.

For the latest information about support or to view compatibility matrices, see the Interoperability Matrix.

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