How do I check out all KS's from the QDB from the Command Line? (NETIQKB73080)

  • 7773080
  • 01-Jul-2011
  • 12-Jul-2011


NetIQ AppManager 6.x
NetIQ AppMaanger 7.0.x


How do I check out all KS's from the QDB to back them up?


In order to check out all KS's for a specific KS Catagory (the NT catagory of KSs, for example), open a command prompt on an Operator Console system and type the following command:

kscheckout ?e servername:databasename:login:password ?d c:\KS\\ -k NT_*:4: -o


Servername - name of the server where the qdb is
Databasename - name of the appmanager repository database
Login - sql login with rights to checkout a KS.
Password - associated password

-d is the destination directory

-k is the checkout KS option. The format of it (scriptname:version:filepath) does not have to be complete. In this example all the ks's for the NT group will be checked out. The 4 is necessary. For another group such as sql you would use the following -k SQL_*:4:

You will need to do this for each KS tab in the Operator Console.


This can be accomplished by using the KSCheckout utility supplied with the product.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB73080