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Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover

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Change the "Pending Backup State" to NO when backup is done to /dev/null

There can be situations where customer wants to switch from circular logging to Archival logging and vice versa. Currently, when a switch from Circular Logging to Archive Logging is requested, Db2 sets the database state in "Backup Pending" state ...
12 days ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Submitted

Support S3 Buckets with Object Locks

Db2 already has an integration that supports directly writing/reading to/from to S3 buckets. Unfortunately this integration currently does not support buckets that use object locks. In such a case the following error pops up in the diagnostic log:...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Submitted

let db2adutl work cross-dbpartition on one LPAR, as it did before

Before DB2 11.5.8.0.1 db2adutl could work on different dbpartitions on the same LPAR.Now it throws an error that input database partition number/current database partition number are different, if DB2NODE is not explicitly set.db2adutl should be a...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 3 Is a defect

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

DB2 Recovery Expert access Backup and Logs directly over Vendor Library

Currently when doing Reports with the DB2 Recovery Expert, access to Backup and Logfiles over the Vendor Library (in our Case Commvault) is done on the managed Database itself. This is causing a high Performance impact on the System (Disk, Cpu and...
6 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1

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

Restore Diagnostic messages

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