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In the documentation, the syntax of commands is described using variables indicated by the angle brackets around them. The following table lists the most commonly used variables and examples.

Variable

Examples

Description

<dependent_path>

Software installation only:

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files\sdb\<version>

UNIX/Linux: /opt/sdb/<version>

Installation of software and database instance:

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files\sdb\<database_name>

UNIX/Linux: /opt/sdb/<database_name>

Directory that contains the database version-dependent server software

<independent_data_path>

Microsoft Windows*: c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\sdb\data

UNIX/Linux: /var/opt/sdb/data

Directory containing the data, configuration information and run directories of database instances and applications

You can display the path of this directory using the DBM command dbm_getpath:

dbmcli dbm_getpath IndepDataPath

<independent_program_path>

Microsoft Windows*: C:\Program Files\sdb\programs

UNIX/Linux: /opt/sdb/programs

Directory containing the programs and libraries used jointly by database instances and applications

You can display the path of this directory using the DBM command dbm_getpath:

dbmcli dbm_getpath IndepProgPath

<sdb_user>

sdb

UNIX/Linux:

Special operating system user for MaxDB, owner of the database software

<sdba_group>

sdba

UNIX/Linux:

Special operating system user group for MaxDB

<sysdba_user>

DBADMIN

Name of the SYSDBA user (database system administrator)

<sysdba_user_password>

SECRET

Password of the SYSDBA user

* System default if MaxDB software has not yet been installed. If an older version of MaxDB exists, the installation program proposes the paths belonging to this version for the new installation.

See also:

Concepts of the Database System, Users, Authentication and Authorizations

Installation Manual, Directories

Database Manager CLI, dbm_getpath