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Enable HA/failover functionality at instance level or for groups of databases
DB2 performs failover only at the database level. If a group/set of databases are related, e.g. used for the same application, those databases should ideally failover together, but under the current design, those failovers have to be done individually.
Currently, the only way to achieve the multi-database failover is to control the failovers using custom scripts, and users may try to define â€œcollocationâ€ relationships amongst multiple HADR databases through TSAMP: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21619478. However, collocation relationships are not formally tested by IBM, and it deviates from the standard DB2 HADR automation policy.
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