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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.
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add option to remove last 20 terminated sessions from onstat outtput

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/discussion/avoid-to-see-the-last-20-sessions-terminated-in-onstat?ReturnUrl=%2fcommunity%2fuser%2fhybriddatamanagement%2fcommunities%2fcommunity-home%2fdigestviewer%3fcommunitykey%3dcf5...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow INSERT to write to external tables

Currently one can only write to an external table by selecting from an existing table. There are many uses for writing to an external table that do not involved writing only the results of a SELECT query. Combined with RFE INFX-I-61, Appendable Ex...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

More efficient unique indexes for monotonically increasing keys and constraints

Currently an index on a SERIAL and other monotonically increasing keys only add to the last node in the index causing the node to split into two half filled nodes. Eventually a sufficient number of nodes have so split that the index's search effic...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

A tool to copy statistics between environments

A tool to copy statistics between environments, currently this has to be done manually in an unsupported way. This would also allow refreshing statistics on a copy of the environment without needing to refresh the schema e.g . nightly copies. Also...
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow more than 50 MB for UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH sort operations

UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH operations that do not use indices for sort are restricted to 50 MB before the system will use temporary space. This limit has remained unchanged for a long time and could be increased quite a lot on a modern system. ...
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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.
over 3 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

Trap and/or Report running sql query on resource overflow

Currently Informix kills the session before being able to report the running sql on a Memory resource overflow. Possibly the engine has a memory leak or query could be causing the problem.
12 months 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...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration