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Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover

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New Database Parameter to Open Db2 for LUW Backup Files in Read-Only Mode for Deleting It

Refer to case TS005462380 for more details. Due to the rise in hackers targeting backup data files, our company has implemented Retention Lock on all backup files, including Db2 database backup files and archive log files, by changing the file per...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSM

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSM Determining the size of a DB2 backup object https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/determining-size-db2-backup-object describes a workaround for the missing functionality in db2adutl. It should be ab...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Are sparse files supported by Db2

During a Restore of sparse files - where a large file is allocated, but is not fully created physically (preparation and population of many of the underlying blocks is deferred until they are needed)
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 2 Future consideration

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...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Functionality already exists

index based restore of a table space from backup image file

Want to restore the contents of a tablespace from a backup.
about 2 years 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...
about 2 years 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 2 years 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.
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 5 Not under consideration

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,...
over 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...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration