Increasing the size of the Permanent Database for UNIX servers in IBM FileNet Image Services

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How to increase the size of the Permanent Database for UNIX servers in IBM FileNet Image Services


Follow the procedures below:

1. Create a backup of the Permanent Database using the Image Services Enterprise Backup and Restore utility.

2. Create a new Permanent Database Raw Logical Volume as Root and give it the space needed using the Logical Volume manager for the Unix Platform.

3. Confirm that the new Permanent Database Raw Logical Volume is the correct size and has the same security as the other Permanent Database Raw Logical Volumes. (Via the UNIX logical volume manager).

4. Log into Server as fnsw.

5. Add Partition to Image Services:
i. Type fn_edit at the command prompt
ii. Click on the Procedures Tab
iii. Select Add an Additional Dataset
iv. Select Run
v. Type= permanent,
vi. Name= /fnsw/dev/1/permanent_db##, (EXAMPLE: /fnsw/dev/1/permanent_db1)
(Be sure the #/Megabytes matches the physical logical volume size)
vii. Exit and Save
viii. Type fn_build -a then followed by initfnsw stop

6. Create a new link (as the fnsw user):
i. Type cd /fnsw/dev/1
ii. Type ln -s /dev/(volume group)/(logical volume) new perm dataset name
(EXAMPLE: ln -s /dev/rfn_perm_db2 permanent_db2 )
iii. Type ls -l perm*
(You should see a new entry such as:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 fnsw fnusr 17 Aug 01 14:54 permanent_db0@ -> /dev/rfn_perm_db0)

7. Set permissions: (As the root user) type fn_setup [Accept defaults]

8. Update the Permanent Database: (As fnsw)
i. fn_util updateperm

9. Verify the increased space in the Permanent Database.
i. initfnsw stop
ii. initfnsw start
iii. MKF_stats -q /fnsw/dev/1/permanent_db0

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FileNet Image Services
Image Services

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