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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 27, 2016

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 on SAN.
Getting out of space means DB2 getting in a standstill!

On WINDOWS you can't kill the vendor process as you can do on aix or Linux. And because DB2 tries to use the log archiving session again and again there is no alternative to stopping and starting the DB2-instance (with all its databases) to heal the situation.

This is extremely undesirable as we provide a 7x24h service and all batch processing on the databases abort.

A mechanism on DB2 side should be implemented to prevent such wait situations for the log archiving sessions, e.g. implemented over a timeout option or a counter (restarting the log archive sessions after n failings).

Also see IDs 87417 and 81543.