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BAR_RETRY should retry failed dbspace backup instead of complete archive

If you run a whole onbar backup (onbar -b -w -L 0) and have several dbspaces to backup and one dbspace backup failsthe complete archive must be retried. If you run parallel backup (BAR_MAX_BACKUP > 0) you also need to wait untilall dbspaces are...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration


Use case: There is a table called release with a primary key id of type integer and an additional column name (the release name). And further tables (e.g. table_x, table_y, …) with a reference (foreign key) to The working tables are ta...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

cleanup of ER structures if ER was not in use prior to utilizing 'cdr migrate server'

If Enterprise Replication did not exist prior to the execution of cdr migrate server, then the utility should as its last step, at user option, dismantle and remove all Enterprise Replication structures in the background that were created to do th...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration