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Informix Server

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Backup Individual database, not entire instance

Need a mechanism, similar to ontape, to backup a live database (as opposed to entire instance), without locking it.
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Need an onmode option to terminate orphaned, tightly coupled global transactions. Onmode -Z does not address this case.

If a Java application that uses tightly coupled global transactions (such as from Geronimo / WebSphere app servers) abnormally terminates, it may leave the global transaction orphaned on the Informix database server. In this case, an onstat -G wil...
almost 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Not under consideration

Allow column ALIAS in HAVING clause

Just recently while working on a customer we were able to speedup a very slow query by using the recently introduced OLAP functions. The query looks like this: SELECT col1, col2, col3, col4, rank() over (partition by col1, col2 order by col4 desc)...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Consolidate free space across entire chunk or dbspace

I suggest a repack-like tool which consolidates free space in an entire chunk or dbspace in order to get few, big enough, free spaces to use efficiently. Being able to do so online and with little blocking is desirable
about 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Only in-memory Temp table

Temporary table only cached in the memory, it does not to write into the temp dbspace.Requirement from China mobile (CMCC), CMCC use lots of temp table in the following 2 ways:Create temp table ... with no log; select * from tab into temp tabname ...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.

Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Table level restore

To enhance functionality of ontape/onbar utility to enable table level restore.
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Enable defined limits on sqltrace

We would like to see the ability to add limits when enabling sqltrace to limit it to only trace by specific requirements. The basic one, which this alone would make a huge difference would be the ability to list one or more tables and only have it...
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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 seconda...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration