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Using a response file to restore a UDB v7.2 server on a new box

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I am attempting to run setup on a v7.2 EE CD using a response file as
input. This should result in my existing server configuration being
replicated on a new server. My problem is that I have 18 instances
that need to be created by the setup process, and it appears that the
response file (db2udbee.rsp) must have a linesize limitation that
limits the actual number of instances I can specify with the
SETUP_INSTANCES keyword. I have tried spanning two lines and
duplicating the keyword but neither works. Has anyone run into this?
Is there a possible continuation character that I need to use at the
end of the first line so that the setup program will look for
additional instances? Or am I going to be forced to not use this
keyword and instead use db2cfimp to import the instances after the
install completes? We plan on moving to v8 shortly, but I am still
responsible for a D/R procedure that will work prior to this.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Robert wrote:
I am attempting to run setup on a v7.2 EE CD using a response file as
input. This should result in my existing server configuration being
replicated on a new server. My problem is that I have 18 instances
that need to be created by the setup process, and it appears that the
response file (db2udbee.rsp) must have a linesize limitation that
limits the actual number of instances I can specify with the
SETUP_INSTANCES keyword. I have tried spanning two lines and
duplicating the keyword but neither works. Has anyone run into this?
Is there a possible continuation character that I need to use at the
end of the first line so that the setup program will look for
additional instances? Or am I going to be forced to not use this
keyword and instead use db2cfimp to import the instances after the
install completes? We plan on moving to v8 shortly, but I am still
responsible for a D/R procedure that will work prior to this.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


If you're building a server from scratch, don't you have a backup of
the files that define the userIDs and have the instance home
directories? You will need some of this to ensure that you get the
DBM config properly restored for each instance.

Also, if you create new instances as opposed to restoring backups of
existing instances, using a response file could be problematic if you
end up with different UIDs for the instance owners. I think it would
be easier to script the user / instance creation once the software is
installed on the server.

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Nov 12 '05 #2

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Robert wrote:
I am attempting to run setup on a v7.2 EE CD using a response file as
input. This should result in my existing server configuration being
replicated on a new server. My problem is that I have 18 instances
that need to be created by the setup process, and it appears that the
response file (db2udbee.rsp) must have a linesize limitation that
limits the actual number of instances I can specify with the
SETUP_INSTANCES keyword. I have tried spanning two lines and
duplicating the keyword but neither works. Has anyone run into this?
Is there a possible continuation character that I need to use at the
end of the first line so that the setup program will look for
additional instances? Or am I going to be forced to not use this
keyword and instead use db2cfimp to import the instances after the
install completes? We plan on moving to v8 shortly, but I am still
responsible for a D/R procedure that will work prior to this.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


V7, and V8, have a line length limitation of 1024 for response files.
You may need to contact IBM support to have this fixed.
Nov 12 '05 #3

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