Configuration Commands

You can use the DB2ConfigTool tool to change specific parameters in the configuration file, located in the /opt/veeam/VeeamPluginforDB2 directory.


When you work with the command-line tool, use one configuration parameter per command. The tool does not support commands with multiple parameters.

You can use the following parameters with DB2ConfigTool:




Shows the list of tool parameters.


Shows configuration parameters.


Starts the wizard to configure the plug-in settings. This wizard edits the veeam_config.xml file or creates a new one if the configuration file was removed from the /opt/veeam/VeeamPluginforDB2 directory.

--set-credentials <"serv\username"> <password>

Specifies credentials to log in to the Veeam Backup & Replication server.

--set-host <hostname>

Specifies the IP address or hostname of the Veeam Backup & Replication server.

--set-port <port_number>

Specifies a port number that Veeam Plug-in will use to communicate with the Veeam Backup & Replication server.


Launches a wizard to select a backup repository. A backup repository is selected from repositories which are available in the connected Veeam Backup & Replication server.


Sets Veeam Plug-in to use built-in compression functionality of Veeam Backup & Replication.


Sets Veeam Plug-in to use logarchmeth1 configuration parameter. For details, see this IBM article.


Maps the imported backups. For details, see Importing Backup Files.


Deletes backup files after specified days.


Maps the imported backup copy to a regular Veeam Plug-in backup chain.


[For System Copy] Specifies the backup that will be used for restore operations. You can use this parameter if you want to restore a database to another server or to restore a database from a backup copy.

When you run the DB2ConfigTool command with this parameter, Veeam Plug-in will prompt you to select an authentication method to access a backup created for the original server and then select the backup from which you want to restore a database. For details, see Recover to Another Server.


To specify credentials that will be used to log in to the Veeam Backup & Replication server, use the plug-in configuration tool with the following command:

DB2ConfigTool --set-credentials "serv02\Administrator" password