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Change the "Pending Backup State" to NO when backup is done to /dev/null
There can be situations where customer wants to switch from circular logging to Archival logging and vice versa.
Currently, when a switch from Circular Logging to Archive Logging is requested, Db2 sets the database state in "Backup Pending" state and forces user to take a FULL offline backup.
That is totally fine for customers who want to keep the offline backup around. However, for customers who do not want to do it, the workaround is:
db2 "backup database <dbname> to /dev/null"
but the problem is that, even though the target is the bit bucket, Db2 does the normal processing for backup i.e. reading all the used pages of every tablespace to HWM, so larger a database longer it takes this command to complete, where the end goal is to just flip the status so that users are able to connect and from now on the customer will take backups (snapshot or otherwise).
It would be great to have a feature in Backup where if the destination is the bit bucket, just flip the state and come out immediately until and unless there's some data integrity being lost or something else under the hood.
It will greatly benefit the customers who want to flip between Circular Logging and Archival logging and vice versa easily and fast.
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