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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 26, 2017

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.
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The policy XML file does not allow to specify options to enable backup compression. Automatic backups are, therefore, not compressed by DB2.
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Backup compression is a very useful feature, which enables for significant storage savings and reduction of network traffic (in case the backup images are transferred to another server through network).
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An option in the policy XML to enable backup compression would allow DB2 administrators to configure simple automatic backups, and use the benefits of the compression.