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System Tables should come with STATISTIC PROFILE set from factory
We all know how important STATISTICS are, and more specially, how they are captured for each particular table ! Documentation says that DBA and application sholuld determine best options, based on usage.. but ibm is lacking to do the same fo...
One of the frequent questions I receive from application teams, when dealing with XML data is :What is the max size of my xml documents in database ? What is the average size of them ? Today, Db2 has no easy answer for that.. the LENGTH() func...
API call to retrieve patch/fix information for any product
Currently we have to check for the existence of any new fixes for all vendor products we support. This is a manual process which is time consuming. Additionally the information requested for compliance doesn't exactly match up with what we can ret...
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
UOW size for mass delete on table with data capture
requesting that DB2 generate reasonably sized URs when performing a mass delete action against a table with DATA CAPTURE set to CHANGES. in a specific case, we were rotating partitions on a base source table which was being replicated with data ca...
Avoid Single point of failure for Db2's critical files
If the critical files of Db2 damage, e.g. by erroneously deletion, file system corruption Db2 will no longer be available (#usable). Since some of the critical files are permanently updated a restore of the critical files does solve the problem. A...
If workload increases on system, it might be necessary to adjust (typically increase) the available active log space. System downtime is not acceptable in our days. It is sufficient if the log files get resized before re-use and the amount of log ...
Allow configuration to abort Db2 restore if tablespace errors occur
Today, Db2 Restore can continue with a subset of tablespaces if e.g. same tablespaces fail to acquire containers. In the end of roll forward completes, but some tablespaces did not complete and remain in 'storage definition pending' and need to ha...
Allow a WHERE clause for ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE to delete data while moving a table
One of the most painful things to do is to delete a huge amount of data. One workaround for this is to export the data needed and then LOAD/REPLACE back into the same table, but this requires an outage of the table to accomplish.If a WHERE clause ...
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