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Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover

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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.
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 3 Not under consideration

Upload db2 load copy images with db2adutl from filesystem to tsm

Currently using db2adutl only db2 database or tablespace backup images and log files can be moved from a filesystem to TSM using db2adutl. Load copy images cannot be moved using db2adutl. Example: $ db2adutl upload images /loadcopy/DBTEST.4.db2ins...

Avoid SQL1246N for incremental backup

This sqlcode SQL1246N is send by DB2 during an incremental backup each time a new tablespace has been created and no full backup of this tablespace has been done. It shoud be more interesting to switch automatically for this tablespace from the in...
almost 8 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Auto-pruning for automatic DB2 Backups

The DB2 LUW automatic backup creation, which is enabled by the parameters AUTO_MAINT and AUTO_DB_BACKUP and configured by the 'AUTO_BACKUP' maintenance policy XML, currently does not consider the db2 automatic pruning functionality, configured by ...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0

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...
over 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...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

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...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0

Platform switch Windows-Linux using OFFLINE database backup image

A platform switch from Windows to Linux (or Linux to Windows), would be much easier if one can use the DB2 backup image itself. Not necessary between two different DB2 versions, and it doesn't have to be an online backup, and of course platforms a...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

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

Allow DROP db in QUIESCE mode

In a shared instance, (multiple DBs serving different applications) its almost impossible to DROP a database, without having to shutdown the entire Instance. In order to drop the database, it must be deactivated, otherwise it fails. So, if ...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration