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Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover

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Can we get timestamp, DBNAME from archive log

Usually our Db2 backs up to storage server or natively. Occasionally we restore a Db2 system in another operating center from where we have to access to the storage server for Restore/rollforward. In the target environment the Db2 archive logs are...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

index based restore of a table space from backup image file

Want to restore the contents of a tablespace from a backup.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration

Parallelize the logs in the online backup image

If you have a large amount of transaction logs created during an online backup operation, and logs are include in the backup image, at the end of the backup Db2 adds the log files to the backup file. Right now it appears to be a serialized operati...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Direct read of Archive logs from TSM server when using db2 rollforward on crossnode restore operations

Usually our Db2 backups to TSM. Occasionally we restore a Db2 system in another operating center from where we have to access to the TSM server for Restore/rollforward. In the target environment the Db2 archive logs are extracted via db2adutl afte...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 3 Functionality already exists

Verify OVERFLOWLOGPATH is valid at the BEGINNING and allow override in RESTORE DATABASE command.

When restoring a DB2/LUW database Db2 currently restores the database and then abneds if the OVERFLOWLOGPATH is invalid. A restore can take many hours and having the restore fail at the end of the restore wastes all those hours.
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 5 Not under consideration

Avoid Single point of failure for Db2's critical files

If the critical files of Db2 damage, e.g. by erroneously deletion, file system corruption Db2 will no longer be available (#usable). Since some of the critical files are permanently updated a restore of the critical files does solve the problem. A...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release

Db2 should request logs in both Log Archive Method

When performing a roll forward, and the LOGARCHMETH1 is configured to a external mechanism like Netbackup, and LOGARCHMETH2 is a local disk, Db2 will ask the first method and wait for the log, even if it takes too long for retrieval. In this case,...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration

Db2 LUW Automatic maintenance window setting

Current automatic maintenance does not allow to have multiple offline or online maintenance windows, only one of each. For example, we have automatic online maintenance window for 4 hours at night daily but need to have another definition for 24 h...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Restore Critical Files [only]

In case of a mistakenly deletion of files in/below the instance home directory of Db2 it should be possible to restore [only] these files/directories etc. At the moment if files/directories are mistakenly deleted, a complete database restore would...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 3 Future consideration

Rewind the current database from logs

Opposite to roll forward, it will be great to have the possibility to perform a rewind of a database (in roll-forward state or normal one), to a previous state with the logs. It will be like uncommit, or a general rollback.
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration