Before You Run the Command Line Client

Each time you use the dbutility program, you must supply the appropriate relational database logon parameters, unless you use a configuration file. In addition, you may be required to supply a password to sign on to the Server Accessory on the host. You can supply these signon parameters in the dbutility configuration file (recommended), in environment variables, or in dbutility command line options.

Do not use any dbutility command until you have done the following:

  • Set up the relational database.
  • Installed the DATABridge software on the host and set up and started DBServer, as explained in the DATABridge Host Administrator’s Guide. DBServer must be running for dbutility commands to take effect. This requirement also applies to DATABridge Enterprise Server.
  • Installed or upgraded the DATABridge Client, as explained in the DATABridge Installation Guide. Each client data source requires its own working directory. If you intend to replicate more than one DMSII database, you must create a separate working directory for each data source to be cloned.
  • When you execute dbutility commands for different data sources, make sure that you are in the directory created for that data source. This ensures that the dbutility process or dbutility clone command can locate the configuration files and the scripts created by the dbutility generate command.