Calling the Database Manager CLI

Use

When you call the Database Manager CLI, you can enter DBM options and a maximum of one DBM command.

You can enter additional parameters for DBM options. The parameters are explained in the description of the respective DBM option.

If you use DBM options with parameters, mark the beginning of the following DBM command with the option –c (Indicate as DBM Command: -c).
By doing so, you prevent the Database Manager program from interpreting the beginning of the DBM command as a parameter of the previous DBM option.

You can also enter additional command options for the DBM command. These command options are explained in the description of the respective DBM command.

Input help is provided for long DBM commands.

For information about the format of the return values for DBM commands, see Reply Format.

Syntax

>dbmcli [<dbm_options>] [<dbm_command> [command_options]]

Examples

Entering DBM Options with Parameters and a DBM Command

Log on to the Database Manager CLI as operator OLEG with password MONDAY, connect to the DEMODB database instance on the remote computer PARMA, display the operational state of the database instance:

>dbmcli –u OLEG,MONDAY –d DEMODB –n PARMA db_state

OK

State

ONLINE

Entering a DBM Option without Parameters and a DBM Command

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Call the Database Manager CLI, log on as operator OLEG with password MONDAY, connect to the database instance DEMODB on the local computer, start the backup operation using the backup template DemoDataCompl

Open the utility session with the operator data of the first DMB operator. You therefore enter the option for opening the utility session without parameters. You must indicate the DBM command for starting the backup operation with –c:

>dbmcli -u OLEG,MONDAY -d DEMODB –uUTL –c backup_start DemoDataCompl

OK

Returncode              0

Date                    20060418

Time                    00131245

Server                  GENUA

Database                DEMODB

Kernel Version          Kernel    7.6.00   Build 016-123-109-428

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