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Compression for automatic DB2 backups

DB2 LUW includes a solution for automatic backup creation, which is enabled by AUTO_MAINT and AUTO_DB_BACKUP parameters and configured by the 'AUTO_BACKUP' maintenance policy XML..The policy XML file does not allow to specify options to enable bac...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Restore Critical Files [only]

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...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 3 Future consideration

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...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

db2adutl parallelism

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...
about 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Support AWS IAM Roles with Remote Object Storage using AWS S3 Storage for Backups and Archive Logs

AWS promotes usage of IAM Roles (an AWS construct) for managing access to shared S3 object storage across many EC2 Instances. This is the recommended approach for managing backup images and archive logs. With the added support of S3 remote storage...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Support log switch under SET WRITE SUSPEND EXCLUDE LOGS

Today Db2 cannot switch to a log file while write suspend. Therefore a archive log gets performed at beginning of write suspend. Then the write suspend can only last and the database can only work until 1 log file gets full. The time a database is...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

db2 backup instance use snapshot wanted

db2 backup instance use snapshot wanted We have more then one database in an instance and the current implementation of db2 backup database use snapshot can not handle that. We want to make a snapshot for all databases in an instance and preferabl...
about 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

HADR: Ability to take incremental backups on either host and maintain the incremental chain for restore

In an HADR environment it is not possible to restore / recover the database with backups which are taken from both sites of the HADR cluster (after takeovers). You have to use the backups from the one site or from the other site. You can't mix the...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Db2 LUW Automatic maintenance window setting

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...
almost 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Future consideration

Allow for the parallel restore of multiple different db2 tablespaces when Incremental Backups are present

Refer to Case TS000107666 for more info. Allow for the restore of multiple db2 tablespaces in parallel when Incremental Backups are present. Parallel tablespace restore with incremental backups should accommodate: rebuild db restore (with subset o...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration