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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

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

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

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...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

DB2_BAR_STATS table view

Add a table view for the bar stats output
almost 7 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

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...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Check log files during log archival

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...
over 3 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

Page-level recovery request.

DB2 is not able to repair a single bad page, i.e. to perform a page-level recovery.This causes a downtime because the only solution is the execution of the OFFLINE procedures, like RESTORE/RECOVER/db2dart.
about 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under 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...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration