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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

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

DB2 LUW: Intra-tablespace parallelism

Db2 V9.7 FP2: Intra-tablespace parallelism can reduce elapsed time for backupsStarting in Version 9.7 Fix Pack 2, intra-tablespace parallelism was introduced and can be used during backups other than delta and incremental backups. Intra-tablespace...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2

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

Restore of online backup taken with older Db2 version

Current product limitation don't allow to restore an online database backup that were taken with a older Db2 level than the on of the Db2 instance .Our production environement must be available on a 24x7 basis and this limitation is a serious lim...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Allow offline backup to automatically force all Allow offline utilities such as backup, restore, rollforward to auconnections

Modern enterprise applications are often using connection pooling for database access. Connection pools are usually monitored by application servers, and dead connections are reestablished with minimal delays..For offline backup operations, this l...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Reduce likelihood of log disk full without increasing log primary

LOAD and CREATE INDEX and idle transactions with log volume can easily cause log disk full situation when other concurrent frequently committing transactions fill up active log space.
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2 Delivered

Provide Backup Size Info In History FIle

Db2 LUW Doesn't provide Backup Image Size that was taken . Please add this info to history file along with location of backup image
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Not under consideration

Parallel log file archival and retrieval

Log archival / retrieval is performed by a single thread. This can lead to log archival stuck e.g. if log file need to be retrieved to be added to online backup include logs.This is also problematic if multiple log files need to be retrieved durin...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release

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