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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. ...
5 days ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Submitted

Change the backup name from ONLINE to semi-ONLINE as the onlines backups are not supported. Please see TS014902228

Online backup has many issues for db2 (TS014902228)
3 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Not under 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...
8 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Monitoring 0 Future consideration

Db2 LUW TSM incremental and/or delta backups from FlashCopy off-load server based backup

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin) uses the Spectrum Protect Snaphot (SPS, aka FlashCopy Manager, FCM) software to create Db2 FlashCopy Backups and to offload them to a backup system. From this backup system are Db2 bac...
10 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Not under 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 /...
12 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration

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 ...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 7 Functionality already exists

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