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Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover

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Incremental backup of LOBS

Incremental backup of db2 should do INCREMENTAL backup of Large Objects (Blobs, Clobs etc). I am referencing this two limitations: 1. If a table space contains long field or large object data and an incremental backup is taken, all of the long fie...
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Not under consideration

Rewind the current database from logs

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

DB2_BAR_STATS table view

Add a table view for the bar stats output
almost 8 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Not under consideration

Remove EACCES errors when restoring into different instance on same machine

When restoring a database without automatic storage with redirected restore on a machine where the former tablespace paths exist (but are owned by another UID) the redirected restore generates multiple "EACCES (13) PERMISSION DENIED ERRORS" within...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Not under consideration

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.
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 5 Not under consideration

Recover should better support offline backups

Recover should better support offline backups. Using a log archive mode database it is possible to restore an offline backup using recover. It is necessary to specify the 'End Time' of the offline backup, otherwise recover would choose an older ba...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Not under consideration

Page-level recovery request.

DB2 is not able to repair a single bad page, i.e. to perform a page-level recovery.This causes a downtime because the only solution is the execution of the OFFLINE procedures, like RESTORE/RECOVER/db2dart.
over 7 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Not under consideration

Create a feature to DB2 11.5 Compatibility of online backup and other utilities

Request a feature on DB2 11.5 so online is backup is compatible with DDLs that require a Z lock (such as ALTER TABLE, DROP TABLE, and DROP INDEX). We have a daily eligibility and customer extract jobs that is running on a nightly basis that requir...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0 Future consideration

Possibility to protect any database history entries against automatic deletion

It would be nice, to be able, to protect recovery history entries against automatic deletion, which are not relevant for recovery: "runstats", "load", and "reorg" for example.
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 0

Include a comment in the backup

It will be great to include a comment each time a backup is executed. The comment value is included in the history file, it only needs to be used by the backup command.
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover 3 Not under consideration