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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...
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...
Allow to exclude index pages from backup - recreate after restore
Db2 backup is saving all database objects regardless if the objects (especially indexes) could be re-created, because the objects contain just redundant data. Db2 already provides the DBM CFG parameter INDEXREC which configures when an invalid i...
Usually our Db2 backups to TSM are performed using parallelism, sometimes up to parallelism 10.
Occasionally we restore a Db2 system in another operating center from where we have no access to the TSM server.
In the source environment the Db2 back...
BACKUP command option: ALL TABLESPACES EXCEPT (tablespace-name)
Customer has a huge number of tablespaces (f.e. 10000) and wants to do a tablespace backup of all tablespaces except of for example 3 tablespaces.
We would like to do the following:
$ db2 BACKUP DB myDB ALL TABLESPACES EXCEPT (unnecessary...
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...
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...
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 2...
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.
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...
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