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export data from tables out of a backup image

Introduce a new parameter to the export utility to be able to export data from a table that is in a backup image.This functionality is especially useful for data extraction without touching/impacting the source system
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 2 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

Decouple archive log purging from BACKUP utility

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...
about 5 years 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...
3 months ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

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...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration

Parallel log file archival and retrieval

Log archival / retrieval is performed by a single thread. This can lead to log archival stuck e.g. if log file need to be retrieved to be added to online backup include logs. This is also problematic if multiple log files need to be retrieved duri...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 1 Future consideration

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...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

index based restore of a table space from backup image file

Want to restore the contents of a tablespace from a backup.
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...
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