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When a Db2 version upgrade is requiered, currently it should be done in the active node. However, there are some scenarios when preparing a standby with a higher version is easier. For example, when migrating to new servers, with higher OS is bett...
Avoid the database, configured in HADR, on primary side experience an outage when the database on the standby side experience any problem.
We use Db2 pureScale in many environments using POWER System. For our disaster recovery strategy we use HADR for each database between sites. In a specific situation of when some standbys databases experienced HADR_FLAGS = STANDBY_RECV_BLOCKED, re...
At present HADR claims to replicate to multiple standbys. While technically true this is practically false. Since all standbys past the 1st one must be in SUPERASYNC once the additional standbys 'glitch' up they stop processing logs and never proc...
Tablespace reports rollforward pending after an HADR takeover report success
Banco do Brasil built a DR site and deployed a DB2 Purescale with HADR between these sites.HADR is in peer state. Then customer perform a takeover to switch HADR roles between sites.After the takeover finished successfully we tried to activate the...
Improve the way HADR retrieve light scan on standby deals with failures such as DISK FULL
When DB2 HADR Standby is behind 2-3TB, it retrieves all files from archives to active log file system and makes the file system full. Standby replays one log file at a time and hence, retrieving thousands of files ahead slows down the replays, mak...
Improve ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE REORG Process to not Invalidate Application Packages
24x7 Application in DB2 LUW using packages. REORG of a large table is an issue. The best approach would be to use AMT but the rename causes all application packages to be mark invalid. This does not work for a 24x7 application. Online REORGE proce...
Manually confirm whether to switch before TSAMP+HADR automatically switches
In the TSAMP+hadr environment, in the event of a failure, TSAMP will directly switch the active/standby relationship. Sometimes, it may solve the A machine failure recovery time, especially the AB machine transmits a large transaction log. Therefo...
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