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Consolidate free space across entire chunk or dbspace

I suggest a repack-like tool which consolidates free space in an entire chunk or dbspace in order to get few, big enough, free spaces to use efficiently. Being able to do so online and with little blocking is desirable
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

onstat -g ses 0 should be officially documented

onstat -g ses 0 is a useful but undocumented option. It shows all the sessions in one hit, the only part missing from the documented onstat -g ses is the parent program name.
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

create indexes for external tables

External tables are a great asset for ETL, and extending a bit the concept, they could be the base for a great ETL client.Often, one external table is the source of several ETL tasks, therefore it must be read sequentially several times, even if t...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Backup / ReadAhead Performance

To speedup backup time, it would be nice if Informix can read with more than 64k from disk. Example 12G SAS SSD - read 100 GByte with dd iflag=direct:Blocksize Throughput Time64k 197 MB/Sec ...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow PAM in OleDB clients (for password mode)

Currently OleDB clients can't connect to PAM enabled ports.We recently allowed PAM connections for DRDA connections if in password mode (APAR IC99560).I'd say there is no reason why OleDB wouldn't work for password mode, just like it was implement...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Refresh for SSL Listeners (reload certificates)

Today, until current version (12.10 xC4) isn't possible to update/replace/implement a SSL certificate without restart the engine. This RFE include two related feature : 1) Allow stop/start SOCSSL listeners using command "onmode -P" and with this ...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Transparent LDAP Authentication for Informix

The Informix (AVL) customer T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG requests transparent LDAP authentication for Informix. Last year T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG replaced the complete HP-UX hardware for the application REBELL/Ironman by IBM Power AIX mach...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

dynamically allocated 1000000 locks

this message will start to show repeatedly in the online log:dynamically allocated 1000000 locksbut no more info than that - in order to track down the issue, we need to know what session is causing the increase in locks
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Lock table (or database) in exclusive mode does not work as expected in HDR

If one attempts to update a table with many rows in an HDR environment with updateable secondary code like this does not work (if you are on the primary):begin work; lock table mytab in e...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Show session_id - port relationship

It would be nice to see which ports / DBSERVERNAMEs / DBSERVERALIASs are being used by session ids. Either through an onstat command or sysmaster tables.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration