Data Mover provides a command-line interface that enables you to carry out many of the same actions that can be carried out in the Data Mover and Data Mover Setup portlets. The Data Mover command-line interface includes setup commands for configuring Data Mover daemons and agents and for creating, running, editing, and monitoring Data Mover copy jobs.
You can run the commands on an ad-hoc basis, as an alternative to using the portlets, and you can switch between the command-line and portlet interfaces. For example, you can create jobs in the Data Mover portlet and then view them in the command-line interface using the list_jobs command. Or you can create a job using the command-line interface and an XML file, and then change the job settings for the job using the Data Mover portlet. You can also develop scripts to automate Data Mover commands and to use with UNIX cron or other job-scheduling applications. For example, you might want to have a copy job run automatically every night at 1 a.m.
For a complete list of commands and associated parameters, see About Data Mover Commands.