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Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover

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Validation of logs stored in Storage Protect (TSM)

Our databases are backed up regulary directly in Storage Protect (aka TSM). Due to the requirements of our auditing department, we need to check Db2 backups and transaction logs regularly to ensure that they are usable in the event of a recovery. ...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Enhance MON_GET_TRANSACTION_LOG to return Transaction Log number of OLDEST_TX_LSN and the Transaction log number of the minbuflsn recovery information returned by db2pd -dirtypages

Enhance MON_GET_TRANSACTION_LOG to return Transaction Log number of OLDEST_TX_LSN and the Transaction log number of the minbuflsn recovery information returned by db2pd -dirtypages. For example when trying to identify the reason for the First Acti...
9 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Monitoring 0 Future consideration

There is no method to quickly get the "minimum recovery time" of a backup image

It is not possible to get the "minimum recovery time" of a backup image without first restoring the image or by using 'db2ckbkp -l' but it is also too long as it has to read the entire backup image (this can be long if the image is stored on TSM /...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year 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...
almost 2 years 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 2 years 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...
almost 3 years 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...
almost 3 years 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...
almost 3 years 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...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 3 Future consideration