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

Allow BACKUP_FILTER to be set by onmode command

Informix version 12.10.FC13 - on Solaris server I 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 25...
about 2 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

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 th...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.

Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns. Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code. Informix can support simple type conversion. For e...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

A tmp database created with the server, analogous to the /tmp file system

In Linux systems (and in all Unix flavors) there is a /tmp directory or better, a /tmp file system. Anyone can create a file or directory in there and, in Linux, it cleared at boot time. (Other flavors use a cron job to clear out unused files.) I ...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration