You manage database instances with the help of DBM commands that you enter in the command line.
For more information on the command structure, see Calling the Database Manager CLI
The DBM commands described in this document are divided into standard commands and advanced commands. The purpose of this distinction is to enable you to differentiate between administration commands that are easy and safe to use and those that require precise knowledge of internal database processes.
Standard commands are those used by the administrator for normal database operation.
The use of advanced commands should be exclusively reserved for experienced database specialists, because they allow in-depth intervention in the database system.
The advanced commands are divided into the following groups:
? Commands for Experts
These offer comprehensive intervention options in the administration of the database and should only be used by persons with a high degree of expertise.
? Commands for Support
These commands were implemented for proven specialists who work on solving problems.
? Commands for Use in Programs
These commands were implemented primarily for use in scripts or programs.
? System-Internal Commands
These commands are only used internally for communication between MaxDB components and the Database Manager.
To make it easier to find DBM commands, they have been sorted according to these categories for every task area in database administration.
Database Manager Help contains an overview of the Database Manager help commands that enable you to display the short references for DBM commands online.