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Table Level Restore ONBAR

  1. Login as Informix and set your environment.
     
  2. Download Archecker - currently only available for:
     
    Solaris 2.6 7.3X 4.7 Static Version 1.7.1
    AIX 4.3 7.3X.FD 4.7 Static Version 1.7.1

    For this case, you can download it to /tmp or another directory and refer to it by full path in order to preserve your installed base.
     
  3. Create a file in $INFORMIXDIR/cmd_schema.sql (This example uses the stores7 database and the state table, creating a state_new table for the restore on the same database):
    database stores7;
    create table state_new 
      (
        code char(2),
        sname char(15)
      );
    create table state 
      (
        code char(2),
        sname char(15)
      );
    database stores7;
    insert into state_new select * from state;
    
    This file could be placed anywhere and use full path to access it.
     
  4. Create an ac_config file in $INFORMIXDIR/etc (in this case ac_config.731):
     
    #**************************************************************************
    #
    #                          INFORMIX SOFTWARE, INC.
    #
    #                             PROPRIETARY DATA
    #
    #       THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS TRADE SECRET DATA WHICH IS THE PROPERTY OF 
    #       INFORMIX SOFTWARE, INC.  THIS DOCUMENT IS SUBMITTED TO RECIPIENT IN
    #       CONFIDENCE.  INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN MAY NOT BE USED, COPIED OR 
    #       DISCLOSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART EXCEPT AS PERMITTED BY WRITTEN AGREEMENT 
    #       SIGNED BY AN OFFICER OF INFORMIX SOFTWARE, INC.
    #
    #       THIS MATERIAL IS ALSO COPYRIGHTED AS AN UNPUBLISHED WORK UNDER
    #       SECTIONS 104 AND 408 OF TITLE 17 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE. 
    #       UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING OR OTHER REPRODUCTION IS PROHIBITED BY LAW.
    #
    #
    #   Title:      ac_config.731
    #   Description:
    #               Default ac_config.std for archecker archive utility
    #
    #**************************************************************************
    AC_MSGPATH      /opt/informix/731uc4/ac_msg.log  # archecker message log
    AC_STORAGE      /opt/informix/731uc4         # Directory used for temp storage
    AC_VERBOSE	1			# 1 verbose messages 0 terse messages
    AC_TAPEDEV      /dev/rmt/0hb   # Tape device path
    AC_TAPEBLOCK    62      # Tape Block as per TAPEBLK in onconfig
    AC_UNLOAD_LIB          /opt/informix/731uc4/lib/libacu.static
    AC_UNLOAD_SCHEMA   /opt/informix/731uc4/cmd_schema.sql
    AC_CMD_SCHEMA   /opt/informix/731uc4/cmd_schema.sql
    AC_ACTIONID     36 # Column5: Action_id from IXBAR file for archive
    AC_IXBAR	/opt/informix/731uc4/etc/ixbar.1
    

    You will need to look in the file ixbar.l (or the $AC_IXBAR entry) and put the Action id from that file in the AC_ACTIONID entry. It's typically the fifth column from the left:
    dilbertshm rootdbs R 0 36 0 0 1037614150 2002-11-18 10:08:59 36 0 
    dilbertshm 12 L 0 37 0 0 1037614351 2002-11-18 10:12:23 37 0
    

    NOTE: The AC_ACTIONID maybe listed more than once. archecker will process all action ids listed in the configuration file. The following awk script should help you view the ixbar file in a readable format.
     
    	awk '{
            if ($3!="L" && $6==0) {
            if ($9!=ld) printf("%10s %18s %13s\n","DATE","DBSPACE","ACTION ID");
            ld=$9; printf("%10s %8s %-16s %4d\n",$9,$10,$2,$5);
            } }'  $INFORMIXDIR/etc/ixbar.1
    
    
  5. Make sure the AC_TAPEDEV and AC_TAPEBLOCK match the $ONCONFIG file.
     
  6. Set your AC_CONFIG in your environment. In this case, export AC_CONFIG=$INFORMIXDIR/etc/ac_config.731
     
  7. Mount the last backup tape with the table you want to restore (in this case state). You will need to figure this out with the Informix backup and the Storage Manager.
     
  8. Execute archecker with full path and the options -bdvs: /tmp/archecker -bdvs. After this command is run, the environment settings from the ac_config file will be displayed, then the table extraction summay will be displayed. In this case: Extracting table stores7:state into stores7:state_new was displayed. Then, it will request that you put in the first tape and type 1 then .
     
  9. It will display that it loaded the state_new table. Any errors will be evident.