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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 1, 2018

DB2 z/OS Cloning Tool: Provide support to clone applications (tablespace cloning) using System Level Backup as input. RFE 123129


For database recovery and faster data backup's , we implement the system level backup utility.  The request is, to use this files as input files for tablespace cloning. This approach makes a seperate data extraction for tablespace cloning no longer necessary.

Use Case
Creating Database Environments for testing, developer testing and user acceptance testing.
  • Admin
    May Chu
    Sep 9, 2020

    The Db2 Cloning Tool POC was not completed and has only 1 vote. Due to this reason, this idea will not be implemented.

  • Guest
    Dec 14, 2018

    This is a good idea.  We would like to leave this open for voting to asses the interest across our customer base.