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Verify OVERFLOWLOGPATH is valid at the BEGINNING and allow override in RESTORE DATABASE command.
When restoring a DB2/LUW database Db2 currently restores the database and then abneds if the OVERFLOWLOGPATH is invalid. A restore can take many hours and having the restore fail at the end of the restore wastes all those hours.
Db2 should request logs in both Log Archive Method
When performing a roll forward, and the LOGARCHMETH1 is configured to a external mechanism like Netbackup, and LOGARCHMETH2 is a local disk, Db2 will ask the first method and wait for the log, even if it takes too long for retrieval. In this case,...
Current automatic maintenance does not allow to have multiple offline or online maintenance windows, only one of each. For example, we have automatic online maintenance window for 4 hours at night daily but need to have another definition for 24 h...
In case of a mistakenly deletion of files in/below the instance home directory of Db2 it should be possible to restore [only] these files/directories etc. At the moment if files/directories are mistakenly deleted, a complete database restore would...
Opposite to roll forward, it will be great to have the possibility to perform a rewind of a database (in roll-forward state or normal one), to a previous state with the logs. It will be like uncommit, or a general rollback.
Allow to access a database during a pause in a roll forward
During a roll forward, it will be helpful to access the database in read mode in order to identify the point where to open the database. If it is not the desired point, then apply more logs, until find the desired point.
Allow to exclude index pages from backup - recreate after restore
Db2 backup is saving all database objects regardless if the objects (especially indexes) could be re-created, because the objects contain just redundant data. Db2 already provides the DBM CFG parameter INDEXREC which configures when an invalid ind...
Usually our Db2 backups to TSM are performed using parallelism, sometimes up to parallelism 10.
Occasionally we restore a Db2 system in another operating center from where we have no access to the TSM server.
In the source environment the Db2 ba...
If the number of buffers and buffer size are not user specified in the BACKUP DB command then Db2 limits the utility heap size allocation to 2G. Please remove this cap to allow for higher default allocation of the utility heap size which in turn s...
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