Avamar avtar command option cheat sheet

15 March,2016 by Jack Vamvas

I've started getting into Avamar as a backup and restore system for DB2. I'm learning all sorts of avtar client command options. I've decided to set up this page as a quick reference.  I'll update regularly

To view all the command options

# ./avtar --help

To view the command line option usages

# ./avtar --usage


To recover information on databases through the avtar

# ./avtar --flagfile=/usr/local/avamar/avdb2.flg --backups

 

To view  the database details grab the value from --backiups and then run

./avtar --flagfile=/usr/local/avamar/avdb2.flg -tv --labelnum=38

 To list backups completed and stored on the data storage system

./avtar --flagfile=/usr/local/avamar/avdb2.flg --list

To encode a clear text password : its corresponding encrypted password will be displayed to STDOUT 

./avtar --encodepassword=my_clear_text_password

Read More on DB2 backup and restore

DB2 – Restore database from a ONLINE backup - DBA DB2

DB2Backup history - DBA DB2

How to terminate a DB2 backup - DBA DB2

DB2 - Backup all databases on Primary Server - DBA DB2

 

Author: Jack Vamvas(http://www.dba-db2.com)

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