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You can use this DBM command when you create a database. It enables you to create a new database, which has the same parameter values as an existing database.

For that purpose, you need a complete backup of the existing database. Import the parameter file from this backup to the new database.

The copy of the parameter file is then stored in the <dependent_path> under the name of the current database.

Note Note

If you use this command when creating a database copy or a standby database, always check whether security reasons make it necessary to create this database on a database computer other than the computer of the original database. If you do create the new database on the same computer as the original database, it is imperative to change the imported parameter values for the run directory and the diagnosis history as well as the paths for the data and log volumes.

End of the note.



recover_config <medium_name>





Name of the backup template



Returncode <value>


Values for the Reply Fields






Start time of the backup


Name of the database computer


Name of the database

Kernel Version

Version of the database kernel

Pages Transferred

Number of pages transferred

Pages Left

Number of pages still to be transferred


Number of data carriers used


Name of the backup template


File or device name


Error message text

See also:

Messages documentation


Backup ID

Is Consistent

Only for data backup: Backup is internally consistent

First LOG Page

For data backup: First page of the log backup to be read

For log backup: First page saved in the log area

Last LOG Page

For log backup only: Last page saved in the log area

DB Stamp 1 Date DB Stamp 1 Time

Time stamp for the first page of the log backup

DB Stamp 2 Date DB Stamp 2 Time

Time stamp for the last page of the log backup

Page Count

Total number of pages backed up

Devices Used

Number of backup devices used

Database ID

Database ID used to identify data and log backups that belong together

In the event of errors, see Reply Format.

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Database Administration, Database Parameters