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Add db2move option to read/write compressed files

Sometimes during a migration diskspace runs low. It would be great to have an option for db2move, which reads/writes files compressed or pipe it through gzip/bz2/...

This would lead to a storage reduction during migrations of roughly 80% plus reduced disk i/o during the move.

  • Roland Schock
  • Jan 29 2020
  • Needs review
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Every customer using db2move
How should it work?

Add an option to pipe all external data files through a compress utility. Either the compress utility is definable or it is a system default.

Idea Priority Low
Priority Justification useful extension; could be implemented by some student during intership in Markham ;-)
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