reinitialize ingres database for Arcserve for Linux

A couple of customers of mine have Arcserve for Linux to backup there OES2 machine.
With Arcserve for Netware, if you had a problem with the database. Arcserve provided a empty database on the installation CD (You can question your self that if a vendor provides a empty database for recovery, how stable is that database?). But with Arcserver for Linux you cannot delete some files and copy the empty database any more. You have to uninstall Arcserver en reinitialize the database.

Here is how:

  • Go to opt/CA/ingresii  and execute  ./uninstall_ingres -a
  • Verify that all the ingres RPM’s are uninstalled by doing   rpm –qa | grep CA-ing*
  • Remove /opt/CA/ingresii folder
  • cd to the $BAB_HOME/bin and start ./cadbase_setup
  • Run the setup for a new database

If you have a 64bit installation for Arcserve you can find the unistall_ingres on the installation CD.

About Michael
Michael Wilmsen is a VMware training/consultant (no specific order) with more than 15 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Site Recovery Manager with a deepdive to performance. Michael is VCDX 210, VCAP 4/5 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, is a PernixPro, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

2 Comments to “reinitialize ingres database for Arcserve for Linux”

  1. By Anders Gustafsson, November 8, 2010 @ 11:35

    Note that on some Linux Distros, ie OpenSuse, the user ‘ingres’ will be created, but with “Disable User Login” checked. This will prevent the rest of the script from running. In that case, just go into the user management applet, uncheck and rerun the DB install.

  2. By Anders Gustafsson, November 8, 2010 @ 11:35

    Note that on some Linux Distros, ie OpenSuse, the user ‘ingres’ will be created, but with “Disable User Login” checked. This will prevent the rest of the script from running. In that case, just go into the user management applet, uncheck and rerun the DB install.

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