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Inclusion of Load Copy Images into the B/U image

DB2 includes the require logs but forgot about the load copy images required by roll forward to make the backup image complete for disaster recovery.
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Allow configuration to abort Db2 restore if tablespace errors occur

Today, Db2 Restore can continue with a subset of tablespaces if e.g. same tablespaces fail to acquire containers. In the end of roll forward completes, but some tablespaces did not complete and remain in 'storage definition pending' and need to ha...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 4

Extend Db2 AWS S3 Support to Include Log Archiving

Db2 added support for backup / restore / load copy to / from Amazon S3 and IBM Cloud ObjectStore some time ago. The one thing missing from this as an overall solution is to allow archive logs to be written to object storage, in the same way as th...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2

Remove per-tablespace size limitation for v11.1 and v11.5 community edition

Currently if we restore a database backup that was taken on a higher edition of Db2 into Developer-C, it fails with SQL1139N, even if it is fully less than 100GB. There are two workarounds for this: Set a MAX for all table spaces before taking ...

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...
5 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration

Online restore of a range partition. Db2 takes a lock on the whole table during the restore.

I have a range partition table with NO global indexes. The partitions have their own tablespaces. Db2 takes a Z lock on the whole table when restoring a single partition.We thought that we could restore a partition online and that all the other pa...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

DB2_BAR_STATS table view

Add a table view for the bar stats output
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Db2 Houskeeping of combination of Snapshot Backups and TSM Backups

At the moment Db2 supports housekeeping of backups by DB configuration parameters rec_his_retent and num_db_backups. These parameters are used by the customer for years for Db2 TSM backups. Both parameters are set to a value of 8 - ensuring...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Truncate incompatible with online backup command

Db2 online backup for warehouse environments running longer depending on database size, online backup command have a lock incompatibility with Truncate table command which is says backup is not fully online. This should be one essential feature th...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 4 Future consideration

Check log files during log archival

To detect as early as possible that there are storage issues or file system issues in log dir, checking the checksum of log files during log archival would help to identify issues early, fix the issue and allow to take a new backup to get database...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration