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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on May 17, 2018

Reduce size of LOAD COPY dataset for tables with LOBs and XML

A LOAD COPY where the table being acted on has one or more LOB columns is much larger than the original data / final table size / post load backup. From investigation it is based on the pagesize and extentsize of the underlying tablespace.
This prevents us using LOAD, including LOAD from CURSOR, and tools which rely on LOAD like ADMIN_MOVE_TABLE. This is a particular problem in HADR environments where COPY YES is a requirement.
There is a similar issue with XML columns where they are not inlined.
We opened a PMR on this and were told we needed an RFE to address this (happened at multiple customers)