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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

Allow trusted context to accept CIDR notation

Currently the syntax to define a trusted context accepts only IP's . In view that microservices are deployed on Kubernetes infrastructures, the DBA has to add all the IP's of the different subnets. This is both cumbersome and laborious. The propos...
5 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...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Add lock wait time to oncheck

If oncheck encounters a row/table is locked it immeditely returns error:ERROR: Could not obtain lock for <database>:<user>.<table>It would be useful to have an option for user to select lock wait time for example:oncheck -cDI -lw...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

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...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Document "autotune" paramerer for cpu and aio in the onconfig.std file.

Its is not easy to find any document that cover all three of 1) AUTO_TUNE 2) VPCLASS cpu,autotune,noage and 3) VPCLASS aio,autotune=1,noage. The onconfig.std file does not even mention "autotune", yet this is the best place to concisely let it b...
6 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 ...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Add metrics for reverse index scans and number of retries.

As per APAR IT37120: CONCURRENT QUERIES USING REVERSE SCAN OF INDEX WITH MANY DELETEDENTRIES MAY ENCOUNTER POOR PERFORMANCE reverse index scans can require a retry. Add metrics for number of reverse scans per partition and number of retries.
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Solution for Awkward-Looking Queries in Views

When we create a view using a sensible-looking query, the database converts it into a version that has lots of extra parentheses and odd-looking table names. Below is an example of one of these converted queries. This is a relatively simple exampl...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Increase supported ADMIN_MODE_USERS by moving list from onconfig to table

Parameter ADMIN_MODE_USERS handy during migrations. the ability to make the database available for a subset of users is great for post migration validation. However the length of the field (127 bytes) is a limitation that ends up being somewhat mi...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration