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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Db2
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 21, 2020

BACKUP command option: ALL TABLESPACES EXCEPT (tablespace-name)

Customer has a huge number of tablespaces (f.e. 10000) and wants to do a tablespace backup of all tablespaces except of for example 3 tablespaces.


We would like to do the following:


$ db2 BACKUP DB  myDB ALL TABLESPACES EXCEPT (unnecessary_tablespace1, unnecessary_tablespace2, unnecessary_tablespace3, ...)


The current syntax seems not to support this, see TS003387749.

So it seems the customer has to specify f.e. 9997 Tablespaces.


The tablespaces contain columnar tables which could be re-created after a restore, inclusion of this tablespaces in backup increases the required backup runtime.

Needed by Date Dec 31, 2020