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Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc)

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Catalog command with comment string length 30 chars is too short

Catalog command with comment string limit of 30 chars is too short. The examples in the knowledge center document use longer strings.We use the string to contain our FQDN server names and often the limit enforces us to short names.
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

DBA needs control over Jobs from Automatic Maintenance

We recently had an outage due to automatic maintenance - reorg on a table to reclaim extents. Application A (db2hmon) was running a reorg reclaim on a table and Application B which was already connected to the database and was running a job, as a ...
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

Allow DB2 to export data from a base table in normal state even if index tablespace is in Rollforward pending state

DB2 should allow exporting data from a base table (tablespace) in normal state even if the index tablespace is in Rollforward pending state (or other abnormal state). This would allow us to rebuilt the table without losing data.DB2 should also alt...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

recover droped table with LOBS

System DB2 LUW 10.5.8Actor: DocumentationDescription: The documentation does not fit with the behaviour of the product.
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

LOAD utility, which run towards to a partition table, should allow other query processing insert/update to other partitions.

The requests for the enhancement of DB2 LOAD utilities so as to run LOAD utility in a specific partition table during the other query processing like select/update/insert/delete on the other partitions in one partition table.
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

Skip REORG evaluation if offline maintenance window equal 1 or 2 hours

Reorg table can be run twice during offline maintenance window. This is not acceptable behavior because it can exhaust the window time on the same table. Secondly, it is also possible to put in queue the same REORG TABLE that will be run the next ...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

Supress ALLOW WRITE ACCESS REBUILD for ATM if offline window available

As described in PMR (I will upload all material in PMR), the REORG INDEXES ALL FOR TABLE ... ALLOW WRITE ACCESS REBUILD can cause a deadlock with the application. This behavior is not acceptable and we request a change in this design to avoid such...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration

use of wildcards for table selection with REORG,RUNSTATS etc

Certain utilities that most of the time operate on a (sub)set of tables like REORG and/or Runstats would be much easier to operate if the set of tables to be processed could be selected by means of wildcarding. The wildcarding should be enabled on...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under consideration
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export data from tables out of a backup image

Introduce a new parameter to the export utility to be able to export data from a table that is in a backup image.This functionality is especially useful for data extraction without touching/impacting the source system

Enable classic reorg with "allow write access"

Many customers want to REORG their tables quickly and efficiently. The classic REORG is by far the fastest option but puts the table in read only mode. Inplace reorg allows write access but is much slower and not suitable for tables that have a hi...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 3 Future consideration