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INSTANCE_MEMORY AUTOMATIC should be automatic, not calculated

The default value of the INSTANCE_MEMORY parameter is AUTOMATIC. The AUTOMATIC setting results in a value that is computed at database partition activation. This behavior is inflexible regarding dynamic memory changes e.g. for AIX LPARs. Today it ...
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Serviceability 0 Not under consideration

Integrity Validation of SW and Updates

In order to complain with the Security Framework Controls of a product which uses Db2 connect SW the following requirement should be fullfilled: "Before applying the software and security updates, their legitimate source should be validated and in...
over 1 year ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 2 Planned for future release

Enable access of hidden columns with federation

Basically, federation is a client application of the data source, so what the database expose to client is seeable for federation. As for the hidden column, it's designed not visible to client, the hidden column is not able to be fetched from the ...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Federation 1 Not under consideration

DB2 LUW Federation Server should be able to use Sysplex Workload Balance (WLB) when connection to DB2 z/OS.

Implement Sysplex Workload Balance (WLB) for DB2 Federation Server connections to DB2 z/OS sysplex data sharing like exists for JDBC driver/DB2 Connect.
about 5 years ago in Db2 / Federation 0 Not under consideration

timeout option for log archiving sessions / db2vend on WINDOWS

We work with DB2 on WINDOWS and an external vendor (EMC Networker) for backups and archive logging. If network or the vendor have a problem, the archive logging forever tries to use the vendor process and in the meantime writes to a FAILARCHPATH o...
about 6 years ago in Db2 / Utilities (Export, Import, Load, db2look, etc) 0 Not under 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

Increase the maximum size of a LOB object per table or per table partition

SQL and XML limits The maximum size of a LOB object of 4 terrabyte leads to the necessity of partitioning the table just due to this limit. S...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 2 Not under consideration

Trigger support for BLU tables

Trigger support is part of many replication technologies e.g.- ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE- trigger based Qrep- SAP zero downtime upgrade
over 4 years ago in Db2 / BLU Acceleration 0 Not under consideration

Db2 Houskeeping of combination of Snapshot Backups and TSM Backups

At the moment Db2 supports housekeeping of backups by DB configuration parameters rec_his_retent and num_db_backups. These parameters are used by the customer for years for Db2 TSM backups. Both parameters are set to a value of 8 - ensuring more t...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Not under consideration

Percent/Dynamic/Automatic Value for NUM_LOG_SPAN

NUM_LOG_SPAN species a number of log files. If the number of log files changes (LOGPRIMARY, LOGSECONDARY, LOGFILSIZ) the absolute number of NUM_LOG_SPAN should be adjusted as well. If NUM_LOG would be a percent value of the primary log files there...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 0 Not under consideration