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Add Estimated Percentage Complete for database restore in db2 list utilities show detail

When backup is executing and in another session "list utilities show detail" is executed there is e.g. "Estimated Percentage Complete = 30" displayed. But when restore is performed this estimated percentage is missing. Please add this info for res...
5 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Automatic Archive Log Pruning when Non-Db2 Snapshots are used

Db2 on Cloud Pak for Data, OpenShift, k8s (a.k.a Db2U) primarily relies on k8s or Velero Volume Snapshots. However, Log archiving is enabled by default in Db2U. Therefore, even when automatic log pruning is enabled, since the backup happens outsid...
9 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Improved Db2 backup thread (db2bm and db2med) binding/distribution on NUMA systems

On a large NUMA systems with a very fast storage and a fast backup target memory affinity might affect backup time as well as the overall system performance during the activity. Currently, with the Db2's automatic thread NUMA binding (DB2_RESOURCE...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration

BACKUP INCLUDE LOGS should add logs to backup image as soon as they are closed

Today the log files get added to backup image at end of backup, which could easily cause that log files need to be retrieved from archive that they can be added to backup image. Adding the log files as soon as possible would avoid time consuming a...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Create a feature to DB2 11.5 Compatibility of online backup and other utilities

Request a feature on DB2 11.5 so online is backup is compatible with DDLs that require a Z lock (such as ALTER TABLE, DROP TABLE, and DROP INDEX). We have a daily eligibility and customer extract jobs that is running on a nightly basis that requir...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future 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...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSM

db2adutl to report the size of objects stored on TSM Determining the size of a DB2 backup object https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/determining-size-db2-backup-object describes a workaround for the missing functionality in db2adutl. It should be ab...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Are sparse files supported by Db2

During a Restore of sparse files - where a large file is allocated, but is not fully created physically (preparation and population of many of the underlying blocks is deferred until they are needed)
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 2 Future consideration