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Allow DDL changes on a table with full row logging
We want to use CDC to replicate data changes to a different system. We do schema changes once a month, and this complicates things a lot. According to our vendor, this is a limitation for Informix only, other source systems can hande DDL changes t...
Modify HDR code to add a state whereby the secondary server can be allowed to perform ontape and onbar archives. Whether the server can remain in secondary mode or must be changed to an intermediary mode are both acceptable options, as long as the...
New feature to have FORCE_DDL_EXEC functionality for all DDL changes
The 12.10 manual states that the FORCE_DDL_EXEC environment variable can be used "to force out other transactions that have opened or have locks on the tables involved in an ALTER FRAGMENT ON TABLE operation". We'd like to see this functionality e...
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...
Document "autotune" paramerer for cpu and aio in the onconfig.std file.
Its is not easy to find any document that cover all three of 1) AUTO_TUNE 2) VPCLASS cpu,autotune,noage and 3) VPCLASS aio,autotune=1,noage. The onconfig.std file does not even mention "autotune", yet this is the best place to concisely let it be ...
We need command tool in Informix >>-ALTER INDEX--index--REBUILD------------>< | | '-ONLINE-' working like: REBUILD INDEX online utility in DB2 or ALTER INDEX index REBUILD ONLINE in Oracle or REINDEX [INDEX|TABLE] in PostgreSQL
Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear
Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the d...
Need an onmode option to terminate orphaned, tightly coupled global transactions. Onmode -Z does not address this case.
If a Java application that uses tightly coupled global transactions (such as from Geronimo / WebSphere app servers) abnormally terminates, it may leave the global transaction orphaned on the Informix database server. In this case, an onstat -G wil...
It should be possible to run external backups on HDR Secondary (beneath unbar/ontape backups). Probably the necessary enhancement is just to implement onmode -c block/unblock on HDR secondaries (update reserved pages).
Ability to re-create views and procedures without dependent objects being dropped
Some objects in a database often depend on other. As an example, if there is a view, another view can be built upon it.Private and public synonyms can be created for those views, and permissions given to various users on those views.If the first v...
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