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Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc)

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db2val should allow to receive credencial as parameters

The db2val command cannot check databases when using a external security plugin like Centrify. In this case, this command should allow to specify the user and password to connect to a database.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Db2 load ALLOW READ ACCESS support for column organized table

Currently, if a db2 load is happening on a column organized table, users are NOT able to read the data from same table until the load is finished. It's inconvenience for the customer and its users in their daily operation. Thus, the customer wants...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

db2look with -printdbcfg must support parameters with "automatic" value

To clone a database and all its objects IBM recommend to use the db2look utility. If you use the -printdbcfg to clone the db configuration too the db2look utility generate the parameter values in the update commands but without the "automatic" val...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 1 Not under consideration

Add db2move option to read/write compressed files

Sometimes during a migration diskspace runs low. It would be great to have an option for db2move, which reads/writes files compressed or pipe it through gzip/bz2/... This would lead to a storage reduction during migrations of roughly 80% plus red...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

db2look should offer an option to sort the generated objects

When generating db2look in different server, databases, configuration, the order is not the same (probably because the creation order was different) and it is difficult to compare objects in different databases.
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Allow REPAIR CATALOG on indexes to reset version numbers

In Db2 Cloning Tool, index version mismatches cause indexes to be rebuilt on the target rather than using the physical copy. Some of these indexes are very large. Corrective measures would be to drop and recreate the index on the source which woul...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Diag Lookup Tool

Provide a tool on IBM Support that show a better explanation of the message on db2diag.log according to the message. Some db2diag messages are difficult to understand.
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Ability to append to a file when performing an export

When exporting data to files, every export should be in a different file. And it the business requirement is to have all data in the same file, then it is necessary to do that manually with something external to db2.
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

EXPORT to local (not server) using the ADMIN_CMD

The export calle from admin_cmd can only export to the server. There should be a way to export in the client when called the SP,
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration

Add the new IF EXIST functionality to db2look

The new syntax IF EXISTS for CREATE and DROP TABLES (see https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.aha.io/ideas/DB24LUW-I-259) should also be generated by db2look on demand. This would help and simplify migration scenarios with db2look. This should also be a...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export Import Load db2look etc) 0 Not under consideration