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Informix Server

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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...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Informix incremental backups (L1)

Hi, L0 and L1 backups of informix are taking almost same time since it seems that is limited by disk reading performance: we are using IBM spectrum backup to backup. From IFX logs we see that they are using /usr/informix/server12/bin/onbar_d...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable HDR Secondary to perform archives

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...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

cdr migrate should allow code-set migration

If a customer needs to change the locale of a database, wants to standardize to a common locale etc then the only option is to unload the data and reload. On small databases this might be possible but for 99% of the real systems this is impractica...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
about 9 years 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...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow External Backup on HDR Secondary

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).
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration