medium_labeloffline

Use

You display information you require to identify a backup that you want to use, for example, to restore the database instance.

You can specify from which backup information is to be displayed either by the name of the backup template or by entering the data carrier.

If you wish to use this command to specify the name of the backup template, a connection to the relevant database instance must exist (logged on with –d). The operational state of the database instance is irrelevant.

If you specify the data carrier, you can display the label of each backup, regardless of whether a connection to the database instance is available.

See also:

Glossary, Backup IDs

Prerequisites

You have the server authorization Backup.

Syntax

medium_labeloffline <name> | <location_spec>

<name> :: = <medium_name> [<nnn>]

<location_spec> :: = <device | file> <media_spec>

<media_spec> :: = <type_spec> [<blocksize_spec>] | <blocksize_spec>

<type_spec> :: = [DEVICETYPE] <device_type>

<device_type> : = FILE | TAPE | PIPE

<blocksize_spec> :: =  BLOCKSIZE <block_size>

Options

Option

Description

<medium_name>

Name of the backup template

<nnn>

Only for log backups and only for backup templates of the FILE type: version number of the log backup on the data carrier

<device | file>

Data carrier

<block_size>

Number of pages transferred when the data carrier is accessed.

Specify the block size used to create the backup.

If you do not enter any information, the system default (8) will be used.

<device_type>

Type of database carrier. Possible values are:

FILE | TAPE | PIPE

FILE: File
TAPE: Tape
PIPE: Pipe

The system default is FILE.

Reply

OK

Returncode              <value>

Date                    [<value>]

Time                    [<value>]

Server                  [<value>]

Database                [<value>]

Kernel Version          [<value>]

Pages Transferred       [<value>]

Pages Left              [<value>]

Volume Count            [<value>]

Medianame               [<value>]

Location                [<value>]

Errortext               [<value>]

Label                   [<value>]

Is Consistent           [<value>]

First LOG Page          [<value>]

Last LOG Page           [<value>]

DB Stamp 1 Date         [<value>]

DB Stamp 1 Time         [<value>]

DB Stamp 2 Date         [<value>]

DB Stamp 2 Time         [<value>]

Page Count              [<value>]

Devices Used            [<value>]

Database ID             [<value>]

Max Used Data Page      [<value>]

Values for the Reply Fields

Field

Description

Returncode

Return code of the Database Manager

If the value is 0, the DBM command has been executed successfully.

For any other value see: Messages

Date

Date

Time

Time

Server

Name of the database computer

Database

Name of the database instance

Kernel Version

Version of the database software

Pages Transferred

Number of pages transferred

Pages Left

Number of pages still to be transferred

Volumes

Number of backup templates used

Medianame

Name of the backup template

Location

File or device name

Errortext

Error message text

Label

Backup ID

Is Consistent

For data backup only: backup is internally consistent

First LOG Page

For data backup: first page of log backup to be imported

For log backup: first page saved in log

Last LOG Page

For log backup only: last page saved in log

DB Stamp 1 Date
DB Stamp 1 Time

Time stamp for first page of log backup

DB Stamp 2 Date
DB Stamp 2 Time

Time stamp for last page of log backup

Page Count

Total number of pages backed up

Devices Used

Number of backup devices used

Database ID

Database ID used to identify data and log backups that belong together

Max Used Data Page

Highest page number assigned (indication of minimum database size when backup is imported)

In the event of errors, see Reply Format.