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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 14, 2015

Redesign of cleanup on remote cursor load of LOB data

Customer migrated from DB2 9.1 on Solaris to DB2 9.7 on
Linux. As restore is not supported between different endian
architecture, load by remote cursor was used for data
movement. There was one single table storing about 400 GB of
LOB data (BLOB), total size of database was about 500 GB. The
remote cursor load of LOB data exploits the temp tablespace by
creating temporary files and runs cleanup only at the end of
load. This leads to disk full condition as the temporary files used
1.5 TB which was the size of the underlying filesystem.
PMR was opened, conclusion was that the design of the load
needs a cleanup of the temporary files at the end of the whole
table. It is not currently possible to periodically cleanup the
temporary files, this desgin change is required to avoid the disk
full condition.