Using the NIM sync operation

The sync operation synchronizes the NIM database with an alternate master.

The command backs up the local NIM database, restores the database onto the alternate master, and then updates the restored database.

The command line syntax for the sync operation is as follows:
nim [-F] -o sync -a Attribute=Value ... TargetName

The target of a sync operation must be an alternate_master.

The following are optional attributes that can be specified for the sync operation:

Item Description
-a verbose=Value Displays information for debugging. Valid values are 1-5. Use verbose=5 to show maximum detail. The default is to show no debugging output.
-F Specifies that NIM should force the operation. Use the force operation if the database on the alternate_master should be overwritten.
Note: There are no required attributes for the sync operation.