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Show mapped paths in ontape restore

Customer has two instances in same server one "real" for production and one for development. Development instance data is synchronized from real data by restoring production instance ontape Level 0. As both are in the same server, a chunk mapping...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

extended ESQL/C login structure for solving password length problem

Status:In an application using ESQL/C authentication with instance users, a user can change his password by using sql with a passwort length greater than the 18 character limit imposed by the struct InetLogin (see case TS003855467). After the chan...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Don't create new Timer threads for each query in the JDBC driver when query timeout is enabled

Since upgrading our JBoss server, we sometimes we see thousands of Timer threads in the application server. Disabling QueryTimout is the current workaround
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 2 Delivered

Improvement in the check for high serial values

I'm trying to check if a serial value has reached its upper limit. I noticed the following unpleasant behaviour. In the sysmaster tables sysptnhdr and sysactptnhdr the currently used serial values are in three fields for the datatypes serial, seri...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow BACKUP_FILTER to be set by onmode command

Informix version 12.10.FC13 - on Solaris serverI want to use different BACKUP_FILTER settings for onbar and ontape. I use onbar for daily backups and logs and ontape for syncing RSS. For onbar - BACKUP_FILTER = /opt/csw/bin/pigz -1 -p 2 -b 256 Fo...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow storage expansion and extension during an archive

Need the ability to use onspaces, onparams, & API functions to manage storage allocation while an archive is executing. This is especially true with auto-extension of chunks and auto-expanding dbspaces by adding chunks automatically from the s...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Clear Indication when RSS_FLOW_CONTROL or SDS_FLOW_CONTROL is actively applied

When RSS_FLOW_CONTROL or SDS_FLOW_CONTROL are set to a value other than -1 Informix will try to limit log activity on the primary server so that the secondary servers do not fall too far behind. There is no easy way to know or report on when thi...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Add configurable per session/per PDQ thread log cache similar to Sybase user log cache.

For high volume environments OLTP environments e.g. thousands of sessions and HDR/RSS nodes add a per session/PDQ thread log cache. This is flushed to the physical and logical log buffers either when full or at transaction commit time.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve performance on multifact query on an informix database

We make Cognos reports on multifacts creating multifact queries with full outer join. To keep the query execution time low, we need absolutely the enhancement/fix be implemented in the next informix fixpack 12.10. It is unacceptable when the compe...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Make onstat -g rss log buffer(s) size configurable.

I have run onstat -g rss log and are seeing 10% cache misses on some systems.I would like the underlying buffer space to be configurable similar to etc.As per our Lab Advocate:From my interpretation of the source the information displayed on the p...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration