Configuration Files

There are a number of configuration files for the database instances and database software.

You can open most of the configuration files directly with a text editor. To display configuration files that have a file ID, use the Database Manager database tool.

Note that file IDs are case-sensitive.

See

Database Manager CLI, file_getfirst

Configuration Files of the Database Instance <database_name>

File Name

File ID

Description

Directory

<database_name>

PARAM

Binary parameter file with the database parameter values

Do not change database parameter values directly in this file, but as described in section Database Parameters

You can find information about the history of the database parameters in the log files section.

<independent_data_path>\config

cserv.pcf

Default parameter file

Contains the default values, value ranges, calculation formulas and properties of the database parameters (see Properties of Database Parameters)

<dependent_path>\env

dbm.cfg

DBMCFG

Configuration files of the Database Manager for the database instance

Run directory of the database instance: <independent_data_path>\wrk\<database_name> (see Run Directory)

dbm.mmm

DBMMDF

Definition of the backup templates for the database instance

<independent_data_path>\wrk\<database_name>

Other Configuration Files

File Name

Directory

Description

WebAgent<version>.ini

/usr/spool/sql/ini

UNIX/Linux only:

Configuration file for the MaxDB Web Server and Web Tools

sdb

/etc/opt

UNIX/Linux only:

Configuration file for the MaxDB software

The installation program generates this file during installation of the database software

You must not change this file.

loader.cfg

<loader_application_data>\config

Configuration file of the Loader (see Loader, Transport Mode)

dbanalyzer<version>.cfg

<independent_program_path>\env

Configuration file for the Database Analyzer database tool

See also:

Creating and Configuring a Database Instance

Installation Manual, Directories