Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Command Line Programs and Utilities
  3. Installing and Configuring Command Line Utilities
  4. Using the Command Line Programs
  5. Environment Variables for Command Line Programs
  6. Using infacmd
  7. infacmd as Command Reference
  8. infacmd aud Command Reference
  9. infacmd autotune Command Reference
  10. Infacmd bg Command Reference
  11. infacmd ccps Command Reference
  12. infacmd cluster Command Reference
  13. infacmd cms Command Reference
  14. infacmd dis Command Reference
  15. infacmd dp Command Reference
  16. infacmd idp Command Reference
  17. infacmd edp Command Reference
  18. Infacmd es Command Reference
  19. infacmd ihs Command Reference
  20. infacmd ipc Command Reference
  21. infacmd isp Command Reference
  22. infacmd ldm Command Reference
  23. infacmd mas Command Reference
  24. infacmd mi Command Reference
  25. infacmd mrs Command Reference
  26. infacmd ms Command Reference
  27. infacmd oie Command Reference
  28. infacmd ps Command Reference
  29. infacmd pwx Command Reference
  30. infacmd roh Command Reference
  31. infacmd rms Command Reference
  32. infacmd rtm Command Reference
  33. infacmd sch Command Reference
  34. infacmd search Command Reference
  35. infacmd sql Command Reference
  36. infacmd tdm Command Reference
  37. infacmd tools Command Reference
  38. infacmd wfs Command Reference
  39. infacmd ws Command Reference
  40. infacmd xrf Command Reference
  41. infacmd Control Files
  42. infasetup Command Reference
  43. pmcmd Command Reference
  44. pmrep Command Reference
  45. Working with pmrep Files



You can run this command in online, HDFS and offline mode. The offline mode is set as default. In the offline mode, takes backup of the Hbase, Solr, and scanner staging data. In HDFS mode, takes a backup of HDFS and Zookeeper directory and creates a .zip file of the backup in the Catalog Service host machine. In online mode, takes a backup of Hbase, Solr, and scanner staging data.
Note the following points before you run this command:
  • If you run the command in the online and offline mode, you must set the Yarn property as
    and the property value must contain
    in the external cluster.
  • If you run the command in the online mode, you must make sure that the Catalog Service is up and running.
  • When the online backup is in progress you can perform the read operation in the Catalog Service.
The infacmd ldm BackupContents command uses the following syntax:
BackupContents <-DomainName|-dn> domain_name <-UserName|-un> user_name <-Password|-pd> password <-ServiceName|-sn> service_name [<-SecurityDomain|-sdn> security_domain] [<-ResilienceTimeout|-re> timeout_period_in_seconds] [<-HDFSSourceDirectory|-hsd> HDFS_source_directory <-OutputFilename|-of> output_file_name [<-CustomKeytabFile|-ckf> custom_keytab_file_location [<-CustomClientUserPrincipal|-ccup> custom_client_user_principal [<-ExtraJarsPath|-ejp> extra_jars_path [<-BackupMode|-mode> pass the mode in which backup is to be taken [<-Force|-fr> force [<-StoreType|-st> Comma-separated values of backup store type to be taken. Accepted types are Staging/Graph/Similarity/Notification/Search/Scan_Staging
The following table describes infacmd ldm BackupContents options and arguments:
Required. Name of the Informatica domain. You can set the domain name with the -dn option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_DOMAIN. If you set a domain name with both methods, the -dn option takes precedence.
Required if the domain uses Native or LDAP authentication. User name to connect to the domain. You can set the user name with the -un option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_USER. If you set a user name with both methods, the -un option takes precedence.
Optional if the domain uses Kerberos authentication. To run the command with single sign-on, do not set the user name. If you set the user name, the command runs without single sign-on.
Required if you specify the user name. Password for the user name. The password is case sensitive. You can set a password with the -pd option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_DOMAIN_PASSWORD. If you set a password with both methods, the password set with the -pd option takes precedence.
Required. Name of the Catalog Service.
Required if the domain uses LDAP authentication. Optional if the domain uses native authentication or Kerberos authentication. Name of the security domain to which the domain user belongs. You can set a security domain with the -sdn option or the environment variable INFA_DEFAULT_SECURITY_DOMAIN. If you set a security domain name with both methods, the -sdn option takes precedence. The security domain name is case sensitive.
If the domain uses native or LDAP authentication, the default is Native. If the domain uses Kerberos authentication, the default is the LDAP security domain created during installation. The name of the security domain is the same as the user realm specified during installation.
Optional. Amount of time in seconds that infacmd attempts to establish or reestablish a connection to the domain. You can set the resilience timeout period with the -re option or the environment variable INFA_CLIENT_RESILIENCE_TIMEOUT. If you set the resilience timeout period with both methods, the -re option takes precedence.
Optional. Complete path to the HDFS source directory that needs to be backed up. The default path is
Required. Complete path and filename of the backup ZIP file on the local machine. The backup command creates the zip file name.
Optional. Location of the custom keytab file. The default location for the file is the location where the Catalog Service keytab file exists.
Optional. User with required permissions on the specified directory for backup and restore in a Kerberos-enabled cluster. The default user is the Catalog Service user.
Optional. Path to the directory on the machine where you installed Informatica domain. The directory must include the JAR files required to deploy Enterprise Data Catalog on an existing cluster with WANdisco Fusion. See the
Enterprise Data Catalog Installation and Configuration Guide
for more information about the JAR files.
pass the mode in which backup is to be taken
Optional. The mode in which you want to take backup. Specify one of the following values:
  • HDFS
The default value is OFFLINE.
Optional. If you want to force backup when the backup mode is offline. Forcefully takes backup and overwrites the existing backup.
Data store type values:
  • Staging
  • Graph
  • Similarity
  • Notification
  • Search
  • Scan_Staging
Optional. Provide the required data store that you want to back up or a comma-separated list of data stores that you want to back up.
Based on the issues you want to troubleshoot, you can back up the required data stores instead of taking a complete backup of the catalog.
You can back up the following data stores in the catalog:
  • Staging details
  • Graph database
  • Search details
  • Similarity details
  • Change notifications details
  • Scanner staging details
You must back up the staging and graph data stores if you want to view data after you restore data from the backup.
By default, the command backs up all the data stores in the catalog.
See the following samples for more information:
  • To back up data stores that include staging, similarity, and scanner staging details, add the arguments to the
    option as shown:
    -st Staging,Similarity,Scan_Staging
  • To back up the Graph database data store, add the argument to the
    option as shown:
    -st Graph

Updated March 14, 2021