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Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover

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Are sparse files supported by Db2

During a Restore of sparse files - where a large file is allocated, but is not fully created physically (preparation and population of many of the underlying blocks is deferred until they are needed)
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2 Future consideration

Can we get timestamp, DBNAME from archive log

Usually our Db2 backs up to storage server or natively. Occasionally we restore a Db2 system in another operating center from where we have to access to the storage server for Restore/rollforward. In the target environment the Db2 archive logs are...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

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,...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration

Parallelize the logs in the online backup image

If you have a large amount of transaction logs created during an online backup operation, and logs are include in the backup image, at the end of the backup Db2 adds the log files to the backup file. Right now it appears to be a serialized operati...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration