The response file generator

You can use the response file generator to re-create an exact setup on other machines.

The response file generator creates a response file from an existing installed and configured Db2® database product. You can use the generated response file to install an identical product setup on other machines.

For example, to connect to various databases across your network, you can install and configure an IBM® Data Server Client. After this Data Server Client is installed and configured to access all databases your users have access to, run the response file generator to create a response file and a configuration profile for each Db2 instance.

Run the response file generator with the db2rspgn command. A response file is created for the installation and instance profiles for each instance that you specify. The response file name is db2product_abbreviation.rsp, for example db2ese.rsp. The instance profile file name is instance_name.ins, for example db2inst1.ins. You can use the response file generator to create multiple response files, one for each installed product. For example, if Db2 Enterprise Server Edition and IBM Data Server Client are installed in the same location, the db2rspgn command generates response files db2ese.rsp and db2client.rsp.

Note: If the instance is a Db2 pureScale® instance, it is not added to the generated response file and the instance configuration file is not created.

Although several Db2 copies might already be installed on your system, the response file generator generates the response file only for the current copy. The current copy is the Db2 copy where you ran the db2rspgn command.