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Avoid Single point of failure for Db2's critical files

If the critical files of Db2 damage, e.g. by erroneously deletion, file system corruption Db2 will no longer be available (#usable). Since some of the critical files are permanently updated a restore of the critical files does solve the problem. A...
about 1 year ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release

National character data type support in non-unicode database like Oracle

Kookmin Bank is doing migration project from Oracle. Oracle based on national codepage such as MS949 supports the unicode data types such as NCHAR, NVARCHR, NCLOB. Now Db2 supports them in Unicode database. The requirement is asking to enable at...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Data Types 0 Planned for future release

Add option :statement rollback is able to release the locks for the failed statement.

When -803 ( violating unique key constrain ) happen on a statement, there are two things happen1) db2 still hold the lock on the row accessed by the statement that cause -803 , no matter the statement had fail.2) The transaction was not rollbacked...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) 0 Planned for future release

Support mixed row/column environments without requiring CUR_COMMIT=ON

We have recently run into a problem when we enable Cur_commit because of the locking behavior expected by some applications (they expect blocking). Therefore, we have to disable CC, but then that app cannot use blu. We want to give our plant the...
almost 3 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range, MQT, MDC, etc.) / BLU Acceleration 0 Planned for future release

Parallel log file archival and retrieval

Log archival / retrieval is performed by a single thread. This can lead to log archival stuck e.g. if log file need to be retrieved to be added to online backup include logs.This is also problematic if multiple log files need to be retrieved durin...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release

Need easy to use backup/restore solution for text search indexes

Rollforward recovery, PIT recovery with text search indexes is a manual and error prone process. It often means recreating the text indexes to match the data in the tables. This is extremely time consuming.The Db2 for z/OS solution for text indexe...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Text Search 0 Planned for future release

CDs are referenced frequently in the installer

When installing Db2 with the db2_install command, one has to accept the license, which is normal. However, it refers to a file in a "CD" as distribution media. But I ask myself, how many fixpacks as distributed via CD in these days? I know there a...
over 3 years ago in Db2 0 Planned for future release

Need DB2 LUW to support NUMA processor technology on Windows

The NUMA processor group technology is currently not supported by DB2 v10.5 and up for Windows. I would like IBM to add support for this feature in DB2 v10.5 and up as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of my server. (Currently runni...
over 4 years ago in Db2 / Operating System/Virtualization 0 Planned for future release

automatically activate a database when DB2 LUW is started

See PMR 14855,227,000.We would like some way to automatically activate a specific database when a DB2 instance is started without the use of external scripts or DB2 APIs.
almost 5 years ago in Db2 / Configuration Parameters 6 Planned for future release


We would very much appreciate the ability to RESTORE existing databases into a new database via a FULL ONLINE backup and SUBSEQUENTLY APPLY AN INCREMENTAL.
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release