Creating or Editing the Restore Utility Configuration File

The configuration file contains information about the resource files used to build the SAP ASE server and Backup Server. It also contains information about the saved SAP ASE configuration file and the dump history file.

If the restore tool configuration file restoremaster.cfg does not exists in the $SYBASE/$SYBASE_ASE directory, the file will be created. A sample copy of the restore utility configuration file is located in the $SYBASE/$SYBASE_ASE/sample/server directory.

  1. In the command window, start sybrestore without specifying parameters.

    Once the Restore Database wizard starts, you see the Master Restore Database Menu.

    <<<<<<====Master Restore Database Menu ====>>>>>>>
    u : Restore User Database 
    m : Restore Master Database
  2. Enter:

    You see the Edit Restore Tool Configuration File wizard.

  3. For UNIX/Linux, you are prompted for the names of these resource files: SAP ASE server, Backup Server, sqlloc (language, character sets and sort order), and the XP server. For Windows, you are prompted for the names of these resource files: SAP ASE server and the Backup Server. The available actions are:
    Option Description
    A configuration file exists and the resource files are listed within the configuration file. Confirm the resource file names.
    A configuration file does not exists. A new configuration file is created.
    A configuration file and resource files exist but they are not listed within the configuration file. Provide names of the resource files.
    Note: If the resource files do not exist, you have the option to construct resource files from an existing locally running SAP ASE server.
  4. Confirm the SAP ASE configuration file name or specify a different configuration file.
  5. Confirm the dump history file name or specify a different dump history file.
  6. Confirm the updates to the restore tool configuration file.