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Page limitation for single fragment, to avoid stop the business and recreate the table .

Remove or enlarge the 16,775,134 page limitation per fragment.
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

14.10.FC6 multiple page sizes for temp dbspaces - intelligent use based on page size.

Intelligent use of temp dbspaces with multiple pages.
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear

Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the ...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Implement CREATE OR REPLACE option for triggers/views/synonyms/row types

Since a similar option for stored procedures is available starting with version 14.10 it would be handy if this syntax could also be introduced for triggers, views, synonyms and row types.Currently you first have to drop a trigger/view/synonym or ...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improvement in the check for high serial values

I'm trying to check if a serial value has reached its upper limit. I noticed the following unpleasant behaviour. In the sysmaster tables sysptnhdr and sysactptnhdr the currently used serial values are in three fields for the datatypes serial, seri...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Ability to sync tables to HDR & RSS secondaries when converting from RAW to STANDARD mode.

It is significantly faster to load a table in TYPE(RAW) mode than TYPE(STANDARD) mode. However, this option is not practical for sites using HDR and/or RSS secondary servers for replication as RAW mode tables do not replicate forcing the site to b...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Full HDR switch between primary and secondary with a single command and without any downtime

We have 2 servers with 2 HDR instances each. For each cluster we have also 2 connection manager each. On server one there is the primary of cluster 1 and the secondary of cluster 2 On server two there is the primary of cluster 2 and the sec...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Appendable External Tables

Need an option to open/create an external table that appends to the file(s) defined on the table on insert rather than overwriting the file(s).
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow storage expansion and extension during an archive

Need the ability to use onspaces, onparams, & API functions to manage storage allocation while an archive is executing. This is especially true with auto-extension of chunks and auto-expanding dbspaces by adding chunks automatically from the s...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Backup on RSS - option to allow with raw tables.

The new 14.10.FC6 feature to be able to run backups on an RSS node would be useful to reduce load on the Primary.We would like an onconfig parameter to allow backups on the RSS even when there are raw tables.We would expect the raw tables to have ...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration