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db2start of a running instance should reload/restart configuration without interruption of current sessions

Sometimes dbm configuration changes are not active immediately and require a full instance restart. E.g.

  • adding an SSL port and config

  • updates of the db catalog

  • changes in SYS*_GROUP

  • ...

It would be great, if a db2start command is issued while the instance is already running, the db2start code does not only emit "SQL1026N The database manager is already active", but also start any newly configured port listener, refresh the db catalog, etc. as long as it is non-disruptive.

A related, but too different idea is https://ibm-data-and-ai.ideas.aha.io/ideas/DB24LUW-I-963

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Nov 30 2020
  • Submitted
Who would benefit from this IDEA? supporting seemles update to SSL configuration without restart of server needed
How should it work?

Issueing db2start to a running instance could check, if e.g the SSL or any other listener is not running and start it (=would allow adding SSL config to a running instance), it could mark internally cached db2 catalog configuration as stale and reload the new config at the next connect request. It could recheck memory and CPU configuration to adapt to new values and then emit the new config values to db2diag.log (like the first record in db2diag.log after a db2diag -A)

Idea Priority Medium
Priority Justification would be neat to see it in a future fixpack
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    15 Jan 02:51am

    Add an option to the db2start command:

    db2start -reload


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