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Allow IAM access for server to S3 to work for Db2 backups

AWS allows a server or container to have an IAM role that allows access to S3 and other resources without authentication. However, cataloging a storage alias requires a key and secret key to work, regardless of whether the IAM role is set up for t...
2 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Under review

HADR: Ability to take incremental backups on either host and maintain the incremental chain for restore

In an HADR environment it is not possible to restore / recover the database with backups which are taken from both sites of the HADR cluster (after takeovers). You have to use the backups from the one site or from the other site. You can't mix the...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Under review

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...
12 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Planned for future release

export data from tables out of a backup image

Introduce a new parameter to the export utility to be able to export data from a table that is in a backup image.This functionality is especially useful for data extraction without touching/impacting the source system

Create a feature to DB2 11.5 Compatibility of online backup and other utilities

Request a feature on DB2 11.5 so online is backup is compatible with DDLs that require a Z lock (such as ALTER TABLE, DROP TABLE, and DROP INDEX).We have a daily eligibility and customer extract jobs that is running on a nightly basis that require...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 0 Under review

Allow configuration to abort Db2 restore if tablespace errors occur

Today, Db2 Restore can continue with a subset of tablespaces if e.g. same tablespaces fail to acquire containers. In the end of roll forward completes, but some tablespaces did not complete and remain in 'storage definition pending' and need to ha...
10 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 4

Restore database to another Db2 server with different endianness

My customer is using RHEL Big Endian Linux on PPC and Db2 10.5 which is end of support April 30, 2020. They have no option but to migrate to RHEL Little Endian. They cannot simply backup and restore the database and are looking at using Db2move ...
over 2 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2 Not under consideration

Decouple archive log purging from BACKUP utility

For databases using AUTO_DEL_REC_OBJ, at the end of the BACKUP utility there is a synchronous process which purges any history records and their associated archive logs. This can take a very long time on busy systems. It is necessary to decoupl...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration

index based restore of a table space from backup image file

Want to restore the contents of a tablespace from a backup.
10 months ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 1 Future consideration

DB2 LUW: Intra-tablespace parallelism

Db2 V9.7 FP2: Intra-tablespace parallelism can reduce elapsed time for backupsStarting in Version 9.7 Fix Pack 2, intra-tablespace parallelism was introduced and can be used during backups other than delta and incremental backups. Intra-tablespace...
almost 4 years ago in Db2 / Backup, Restore, Rollforward, Recover 2