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Backup from RSS or HDR Secondaries using ontape, onunload, onbar, dbexport

In HDR enviroments, being able to backup or export databases from and HDR, HDR read-only, or an RSS secondary server is critical. Programs like ontape, onunload, dbexport, and onbar generate locks on tables during backups and data-exports. This cr...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Feature request to verify backups in parallel

Hello, The onbar backup verification process runs in serial and takes a long time to complete for large databases (60+ hours to complete for an 800GB database). It would be helpful if the backup verification process could run in parallel, similar ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Compatibility to MySQL SQL Syntax - Omit unnecessary FROM Clause

MySQL provides some SQL syntax features which Informix does not provide. One example the customer mentioned was the possibility to omit the FROM clause: SELECT 4+5 ; Using Informix a from clause is necessary: SELECT 4+5 from sysmaster:sysdual;
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Parallel index build and check is not supported on table with interval and range fragmentation.

CUSTOMER: CLEARTECH LTDA CONTACT.: Celso Cabral PRODUCT.: INFORMIX 11.70FC4X4 OS......: Red Hat Customer want to know how to if INFORMIX may use parallelism to create index using fragment by range and interval. eof--------------
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

'onstat -g mem' should give a complete picture of all memory usage by an Informix instance

Currently 'onstat -g mem' does not include vp cache information and some other memory structures. Similarly syspools view is missing information too.
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Equivalent of DB2 COMM_EXIT functionality

DB2 has integrated Guardium in the server via its COMM_EXIT functionality. Currently there are a lot of issues supporting Informix in Guardium. Some of the issues are correctly ignoring replication traffic, configuring for shared memory connection...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Need an onmode option to terminate orphaned, tightly coupled global transactions. Onmode -Z does not address this case.

If a Java application that uses tightly coupled global transactions (such as from Geronimo / WebSphere app servers) abnormally terminates, it may leave the global transaction orphaned on the Informix database server. In this case, an onstat -G wil...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow TRUNCATE on table with users access

As detailed on Informix Manual , the truncate statement is considered DDL and not DML and not allow execute it even if there dirty reads over the table.The request: Allow run the truncate over a table even if there users reading the table.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Provide more granular database-level privileges than just CONNECT, RESOURCE and DBA

We have a requirement to support a code deployment role where a user, whose job role is not a DBA, can release code into a given database. The type of things they would be doing is:* Creating and dropping procedures, synonyms, triggers, indices an...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Automatic Cluster Failback feature

We think Informix Cluster should have an automatically failback feature, that could physically priorize our servers (suggesting always that the primary node is in a site, for example).It would be just the same as using a Connection Manager, plus t...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration