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Re: cdr autoconf serv failed...

Posted By: Andreas Legner1
Date: Wednesday, 9 August 2017, at 6:16 a.m.

In Response To: cdr autoconf serv failed... (ANDY IGNATOV)

This is how I got this working:

my hosts: h1 and h2, in
my servers: s1 on h1, s2 on h2, both listening on e.g. port 1717
each server (s1 and s2) only knowing about itself, i.e. no remote or group
entries in their sqlhosts files.
CDR_AUTO_CONFIG 1 and storagepool configured on both.

on s2:
echo "execute function task ('cdr add trustedhost', '');" |
dbaccess sysadmin

on s1:
echo "execute function task ('cdr add trustedhost', '');" |
dbaccess sysadmin
# make local server an ER server
cdr autoconfig server
# add remote server to ER domain
cdr autoconfig server -h h2 -p 1717

- you'd first establish mutual trust, using host names (FQDN),

not doing this on both sides or only using simple name (or Informix
server name as you did) will not help
- make sure s1 and s2 are the servers' main names (DBSERVERNAME rather

anything else will get you odd results
- when doing this for more than two servers, you'd first establish trust
between all servers

Date: 08/05/2017 08:40 AM
Subject: cdr autoconf serv failed... [39661]
Sent by:

Hallo everyone.
I have two servers with Informix 12.10.U8 (Linux) and I want to make an
"update anywere" ER between then. Local network, no firewalls,
CDR_AUTO_DISCOVER = 1 on both servers.

- sqlhosts:
g_1 group - - i=1
server1 onsoctcp host1 9088 g=g_1
- execute function task ('cdr add trustedhost', 'server2');
- cdr define serv -I g_1 (or cdr autoconfig serv)
It works....

- sqlhosts:
server2 onsoctcp host2 9088
server1 onsoctcp host1 9088

cdr autoconfig serv -c server1 --targethost server2 --targetport 9088
with "command failed -- unable to connect to server specified (5)"

In server_1's log I see at that time something like:
"Cannot establish SMX connection to host server2 and port number 9088.
CDR: Enterprise Replication Auto Configuration aborted. rc=5"

I tried UC9, but it didn't help too.. Trusted hosts adding (for server2) or

group definitions (in server2's sqlhosts) didn't help too... But after "cdr

define serv -I g_2 -S g_1" (if my memory serves me right :)) everything's
I know, I've missed something. But what? Why cdr autoconf doesn't work?
you for your help...


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