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Enhance AUTO_DB_BACKUP backup image pruning rule

When enabling AUTO_DB_BACKUP you also enable backup image pruning which is process that is executed in addition and independent of the alternative automatic recovery object pruning controlled by parameters NUM_DB_BACKUPS, REC_HIS_RETENTN when AUTO...
6 days ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Submitted

Federation to support Spark in Databricks platform

Our enterprise data lake has Spark in Databricks and have many projects/ applications waiting to access these datasets from datalake for their use cases, using Federation server Nicknames. We did a quick test in our lab for which we were able to c...
6 days ago in Db2 / Federation 0 Submitted

Add a parameter value like GSK_MS_CERTIFICATE_STORE for SSLClientKeystoredb on linux

On windows systems you can configure the Db2 Data Server Driver Package to search for the CA certificate in the Microsoft key store by setting <parameter name="SSLClientKeystoredb" value="GSK_MS_CERTIFICATE_STORE"/> in db2dsdriver.cfg. Unfor...
13 days ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Submitted

Apply security restriction in Db2 table only via database connector tools (but not from database objects)

There are few use cases where Db2 table access must be restricted only from DB connector tools(eg; SPUFI, QMF or DSE in IDz or any other DB visualizer) but not from the database object itself. To explain further, we do have home grown tools(x1) us...
14 days ago in Db2 / Security 0 Submitted

make FS/Db2 generate some good remote execution plans against big Mongo collections

Problem statement/pain points - refer to what elaborated in TS012101437 for details *for multi-way joins (>2), FS/Db2 currently always generate bad remote SQL execution plans involving full scan of some large collections w/ no filters pushed do...
15 days ago in Db2 / NoSQL 0 Submitted

DB2 Purescale with Secure Linux Boot on RHEL enabled: should ship already signed IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS) kernel modules

Background: Right now instance creation with DB2 PureScale 11.5 (FP8) fails when it comes to the GPFS part if you have Secure Linux Boot in Red Hat Linux enabled. This issue is documented in GPFS manuals
19 days ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

Work identification based on number of subsections in a statement.

Work identification can currently be done based on Estimated cost, Estimated cardinality, Estimated data accessed. Ref: "Work identification by type, cost, or data accessed with work classes - IBM Documentation" This allows for identification of c...
21 days ago in Db2 / Workload Management 0 Submitted

DB2_FMP_FODC variable needs to be extended to application traps

Failures in DB2 may result in Trap files, by default written to the directory where DIAGPATH is set, usually $HOME. To avoid disk-full conditions, this can be redirected with db2set variables DB2_FODC and DB2_FMP_FODC for most of the FODC traps. H...
25 days ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Submitted

Long term metrics for identifying trends

The ability to look at average cpu, max(database size), max connections collected at the daily interval (or online day verses off line day). Allows for easy identification of change whether business driven or application deployment driven. Typical...
27 days ago in Db2 / Data Management Console 0 Submitted

Monitor to check for last successful db2 backup.

Monitor to check for last successful db2 backup. Useful to ensure availability. Simply checks for last successful backup with the threshold being number of days since last successful backup
27 days ago in Db2 / Data Management Console 1 Needs more information