Uninstalling databases in silent mode

Remove databases with the database wizard in silent mode.

Before you begin

Ensure that the wizard has created the response.properties file in the user_settings/lcWizard/response/dbWizard directory. For more information, see the The database wizard response file topic.

Note: To create a response file, run the wizard in standard mode and specify that you would like to create a response file. You can modify the existing response file or create your own, using a text editor.

About this task

To remove databases in silent mode, complete the following steps:


  1. (DB2® on Windows OS.) You must perform DB2® administration tasks with full administrator privileges.
    1. Logged in as the instance owner, open a command prompt and change to the DB2® bin directory. For example: C:\Program Files\IBM\SQLLIB\BIN.
    2. Enter the following command: db2cwadmin.bat. This command opens the DB2® command line processor while also setting your DB2® privileges.
  2. From the command prompt, change to the directory where the wizard is located.
  3. Launch the wizard by running the following command:
    • AIX®: ./dbWizard.sh -silent response_file
    • Linux®: ./dbWizard.sh -silent response_file
    • Microsoft® Windows®: dbWizard.bat -silent response_file
    where response_file is the file path to the response file.
    Note: If the path to the response_file contains a space, this parameter must be enclosed in double quotation marks (").

What to do next

After the wizard has finished, check the log file in the Lotus_Connections_set-up_directory/Wizards/DBWizard directory for messages. The log file name uses the time as a postfix. For example: dbConfig_20101228_202501.log.