SAP Database Guide: Informix (BC-DB-INF-DBA)

Purpose

This component lets you administer your Informix database with the SAP system. Read this documentation to make sure that you administer your database as efficiently as possible, which helps your company get the most from its SAP System.

You can find up-to-date information on Informix with the SAP system on SAP Service Marketplace at:

service.sap.com/dbainf

Implementation Considerations

·         For more information about installing the Informix database with the SAP system, see:

Ў        Installation Guide – <SAP Component> on UNIX: Informix

Ў        Installation Guide – <SAP Component> on Windows: Informix

You can find these on SAP Service Marketplace at:

service.sap.com/instguides

·         For more information if you are new to SAP database administration (DBA) with Informix, see Getting Started with Informix and SAP. This includes checklists with links to other topics that tell you, for example, how to get started with data recovery and how to get started with SAPDBA, the SAP tool for Informix database administration.

Integration

SAP simplifies Informix database administration for you by providing various DBA functions in the Computing Center Management System (CCMS) of the SAP system. You can use this to schedule database archives, database backups, logical-log backups, database system checks, and update statistics. For more information, see CCMS: Informix.

Features

·        Management of Informix Database Growth

This helps you administer disk space in your database as it grows.

·        Data Recovery for Informix

This helps you with routine archives and backups of your database, as well as restores in the event of database failure. The Informix tools for data recovery – that is, ON-Bar, ON-Archive, and ontape – are described.

·        SAPDBA for Informix

This helps you use SAPDBA, which automates many DBA tasks and is designed specially for Informix databases with the SAP system. For example, you can use this to manage your dbspaces.

·        Solutions for Top Informix Problems

This helps you fix problems that occur most often with Informix databases for the SAP system.

See also:

Informix documentation at www.informix.com