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CLI cookbook: refresh a VDB from a specific timepoint or latest

This topic describes the steps to Refresh a VDB from a specific Timepoint or from Latest.

You can refresh from any point on Timeflow using SCN, location, or timestamp.


You will need the following information:

  • The VDB name

  • The TimeFlow location, SCN, or timestamp of the point you want to provision from.

The default domain user created on Delphix Engines is now admin instead of delphix_admin. When engines created before 5.3.1 are upgraded to 5.3.1 or later they will retain their old username 'delphix_admin'. To avoid complications Delphix recommends creating users with an admin role and then Disabling delphix_admin.

Log in to CLI:

$ ssh admin@<delphixengine>

Determine the timeflow


> timeflow "<dSource>" timeflowRanges
> commit
> cd

Perform the refresh from specific timepoint

> database
 > select <VDB name>
  > refresh
  > set timeflowPointParameters.type= (one of TimeflowPointBookmark, TimeflowPointBookmarkTag, TimeflowPointLocation, TimeflowPointSemantic, TimeflowPointTimestamp as appropriate)
  > set timeflowPointParameters.location= (the location, timestamp, or bookmark you wish to refresh to)
  > set timeflowPointParameters.timeflow= (the timeflow associated with location)> commit

Perform the refresh from latest

> database
> select <yourdatabase> 
> refresh
> set timeflowPointParameters.container= (Parent of VDB)
> commit

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