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Add onconfig parameter to not allow slow alters.

Add an onconfig parameter so that slow alters are not allowed by default.This is to prevent outages for customers from long transaction rollbacks.
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

allow repack of TBLSpace extents

When a database has been created in a single (not root) dbspace and the dbspace has been greatly expanded with large tables that are subsequently moved to separate dbspace, the chunks used for original dbspace expansion may contain TBLSpace extent...
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Enhance EXPLAIN in order to no longer need Informix server access

Currently Informix EXPLAIN generates a server side file. For developers that are working from remote machines, it becomes problematic to retrieve the explain files when they have restricted access to the Informix Server machine. There are 2 undoc...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered

Enable HDR Secondary to perform archives

Modify HDR code to add a state whereby the secondary server can be allowed to perform ontape and onbar archives. Whether the server can remain in secondary mode or must be changed to an intermediary mode are both acceptable options, as long as the...
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

IF NOT EXISTS should not be saved as part of stored routine source

When creating a stored procedure or function with the IF NOT EXISTS optional clause included, the option text is currently included in the saved source code for the procedure. This is not true of any other database object created with the IF NOT E...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Allow partial indexes in all editions

IDS 14.10 contains this important new feature: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_14.1.0/com.ibm.sqls.doc/ids_sqs_partial_index.htm "Partial indexes avoid indexing common values. As the query searching for a common value will no...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

New feature to have FORCE_DDL_EXEC functionality for all DDL changes

The 12.10 manual states that the FORCE_DDL_EXEC environment variable can be used "to force out other transactions that have opened or have locks on the tables involved in an ALTER FRAGMENT ON TABLE operation". We'd like to see this functionality ...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow External Backup on HDR Secondary

It should be possible to run external backups on HDR Secondary (beneath unbar/ontape backups). Probably the necessary enhancement is just to implement onmode -c block/unblock on HDR secondaries (update reserved pages).
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Better checkpoint flush statistics

Improve checkpoint flush statistics to show storage performance issues better.
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration