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

export data from tables out of a backup image

Introduce a new parameter to the export utility to be able to export data from a table that is in a backup image.This functionality is especially useful for data extraction without touching/impacting the source system

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...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release

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...
12 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 4

HADR: Ability to take incremental backups on either host and maintain the incremental chain for restore

In an HADR environment it is not possible to restore / recover the database with backups which are taken from both sites of the HADR cluster (after takeovers). You have to use the backups from the one site or from the other site. You can't mix the...
3 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Restore Diagnostic messages

When upgrading DB2 LUW from V10.5 to V11.5, restore got hung after processing 830G [ full backup data ] without any messageDB2 Support team was contacted to troubleshoot the issue, finally, it appeared to be an file lock issue, DB2 appeared to be...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 5 Not under consideration

During rollforward to PIT from TSM, why does DB2 create the second LOGSTREAM0000 directory under the active log path of the database

During rollforward to point in time recovery from TSM, why does DB2 create the second LOGSTREAM0000 directory under the active log path of the database
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Not under consideration

Restore database to another Db2 server with different endianness

My customer is using RHEL Big Endian Linux on PPC and Db2 10.5 which is end of support April 30, 2020. They have no option but to migrate to RHEL Little Endian. They cannot simply backup and restore the database and are looking at using Db2move ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2 Not under consideration

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSM

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSMDetermining the size of a DB2 backup objecthttps://www.ibm.com/support/pages/determining-size-db2-backup-object describes a workaround for the missing functionality in db2adutl. It should be able...
5 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Decouple archive log purging from BACKUP utility

For databases using AUTO_DEL_REC_OBJ, at the end of the BACKUP utility there is a synchronous process which purges any history records and their associated archive logs. This can take a very long time on busy systems. It is necessary to decoupl...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration