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RE: resetting the sysutils database

Posted By: Stuart Brooks
Date: Saturday, 20 May 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

In Response To: resetting the sysutils database (ERIC VERCELLETTO)

Hi Eric,

I've used this procedure on 11.70.

# Make sure there are no DB or logical log backups running.

# Take a dbexport of the current sysutils database as a backup:
cd /some_backup_dir
dbexport sysutils -ss

# If you want to retain some history of backups, take a copy then edit your ixbar file to include DB and logical logs you want to keep. Rename the file if you want to discard all previous backup info. For example:
cp $INFORMIXDIR/etc/ixbar.1 $INFORMIXDIR/etc/ixbar.1.bkp
vi $INFORMIXDIR/etc/ixbar.1
# edit accordingly and save the file

# OR if you want to discard all previous backup history, rename the file:
mv $INFORMIXDIR/etc/ixbar.1 $INFORMIXDIR/etc/ixbar.1.bkp

# Drop the current sysutils database
echo "drop database sysutils" | dbaccess sysmaster

# If you want to recreate sysutils in another dbspace (not rootdbs), edit $INFORMIXDIR/etc/sysutils.sql and modify the "create database sysutils with log;" line near the top with the required dbspace storage clause. Otherwise just continue with the next step.

# Recreate database sysutils

# If you wanted to keep some backup history from earlier, populate the new sysutils database with ixbar entries using Informix onsmsync tool. Otherwise you should be finished.
onsmsync -b



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From: [] On Behalf Of ERIC VERCELLETTO
Sent: 20 May 2017 11:00
Subject: resetting the sysutils database [39264]


this is on a brand new production system:
the backup team of my customer has been trying (on their side) for weeks to plug a xbsa based backup tool called commvault client onto the informix instance 12.10FC8W1.

Since we have now run into production for about a week, and that the backup with commvault is still not operational, I have been thinking in temporarily use PSM instead. The problem is that sysutils contains data from the tests and attempts to connect commvault, which are apparently unsuccessful, and those data prevent from running onbar successfully because backup objects are missing (ERROR 2) . sysutils has some records in the objects table and other tables too.

Is there a simple and trusted way to reset all those data, which prevent me to run onbar -b successfully?

I have my ideas, but I do not want to break it all :-) TIA Eric

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