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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 wh...
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...
For databases using AUTO_DEL_REC_OBJ, at the end of the BACKUP utility there is a synchronous process which purges any history records and their associated archive logs. This can take a very long time on busy systems. It is necessary to decouple t...
Restore of online backup taken with older Db2 version
Current product limitation don't allow to restore an online database backup that were taken with a older Db2 level than the on of the Db2 instance . Our production environement must be available on a 24x7 basis and this limitation is a serious lim...
Allow offline backup to automatically force all Allow offline utilities such as backup, restore, rollforward to auconnections
Modern enterprise applications are often using connection pooling for database access. Connection pools are usually monitored by application servers, and dead connections are reestablished with minimal delays..For offline backup operations, this l...
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...
BACKUP command option: ALL TABLESPACES EXCEPT (tablespace-name)
Customer has a huge number of tablespaces (f.e. 10000) and wants to do a tablespace backup of all tablespaces except of for example 3 tablespaces.
We would like to do the following:
$ db2 BACKUP DB myDB ALL TABLESPACES EXCEPT (unnecessary...
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...
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 more t...
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