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Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover

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Power9 zlib accelerator for backup and log file compression

Db2 supports NX842 accelerator on AIX. This has some limitation like restoring of such an backup image is only possible on AIX and cannot be combined with AME and AMS and also requires a license key to enable it.Compression and decompression in so...

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.
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 5 Not under consideration

DB2 online backup using Tivoli Storage Manager causes DB2 hang

Fix the online back freezing issue as described at
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

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...
6 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Removing defunct Delta Backup images after automatic database backup image removal

We have automated backup options enabled (num_db_backups and rec_his_retentn both set). Our backup schedule takes a full backup on Sunday and a Delta every other day of the week. When a full backup image qualifies for removal, with reference to th...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Allow usage of NX842 hardware compressed backup together with backup encryption

NX842 allow backup compression without CPU overhead, but cannot be used in conjunction with encryption feature.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Delivered

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

Incremental backup of LOBS

Incremental backup of db2 should do INCREMENTAL backup of Large Objects (Blobs, Clobs etc). I am referencing this two limitations:1. If a table space contains long field or large object data and an incremental backup is taken, all of the long fiel...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Support AWS IAM Roles with Remote Object Storage using AWS S3 Storage for Backups and Archive Logs

AWS promotes usage of IAM Roles (an AWS construct) for managing access to shared S3 object storage across many EC2 Instances. This is the recommended approach for managing backup images and archive logs. With the added support of S3 remote stora...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Allow to access a database during a pause in a roll forward

During a roll forward, it will be helpful to access the database in read mode in order to identify the point where to open the database. If it is not the desired point, then apply more logs, until find the desired point.
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2 Not under consideration