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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
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 2 Future consideration

Allow IAM access for server to S3 to work for Db2 backups

AWS allows a server or container to have an IAM role that allows access to S3 and other resources without authentication. However, cataloging a storage alias requires a key and secret key to work, regardless of whether the IAM role is set up for t...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration

Restore database to another Db2 server with different endianness

My customer is using RHEL Big Endian Linux on PPC and Db2 10.5 which is end of support April 30, 2020. They have no option but to migrate to RHEL Little Endian. They cannot simply backup and restore the database and are looking at using Db2move wh...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 2 Not under consideration

DB2 Recovery Expert access Backup and Logs directly over Vendor Library

Currently when doing Reports with the DB2 Recovery Expert, access to Backup and Logfiles over the Vendor Library (in our Case Commvault) is done on the managed Database itself. This is causing a high Performance impact on the System (Disk, Cpu and...
4 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1

Decouple archive log purging from BACKUP utility

For databases using AUTO_DEL_REC_OBJ, at the end of the BACKUP utility there is a synchronous process which purges any history records and their associated archive logs. This can take a very long time on busy systems. It is necessary to decouple t...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration

Add Estimated Percentage Complete for database restore in db2 list utilities show detail

When backup is executing and in another session "list utilities show detail" is executed there is e.g. "Estimated Percentage Complete = 30" displayed. But when restore is performed this estimated percentage is missing. Please add this info for res...
3 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

DB2 LUW: Intra-tablespace parallelism

Db2 V9.7 FP2: Intra-tablespace parallelism can reduce elapsed time for backups Starting in Version 9.7 Fix Pack 2, intra-tablespace parallelism was introduced and can be used during backups other than delta and incremental backups. Intra-tablespac...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 2

Restore of online backup taken with older Db2 version

Current product limitation don't allow to restore an online database backup that were taken with a older Db2 level than the on of the Db2 instance . Our production environement must be available on a 24x7 basis and this limitation is a serious lim...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Provide Backup Size Info In History FIle

Db2 LUW Doesn't provide Backup Image Size that was taken . Please add this info to history file along with location of backup image
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1

Parallel log file archival and retrieval

Log archival / retrieval is performed by a single thread. This can lead to log archival stuck e.g. if log file need to be retrieved to be added to online backup include logs. This is also problematic if multiple log files need to be retrieved duri...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration