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We need to stay with Informix 12 so that our compiled 4GL will continue to work, but we would like to upgrade to RHEL8. Others have done this and it works for them, but my company has to get confirmation that this will be a supported combination f...
Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool
In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
Our objective is not to see any sensitive data outside the production systems. As an example here is our real requirement. In a PROD environment, we can see the table data as usual . For data protection purposes, the data of the same table needs t...
I would like the ability to create database/SPL's using Informix 4GL syntax and features. I know forms and such wouldn't work but I could then leverage legacy into efficient data retrieval processes for for Java and Typescript to access
L0 and L1 backups of informix are taking almost same time since it seems that is limited by disk reading performance: we are using IBM spectrum backup to backup.
From IFX logs we see that they are using /usr/informix/server12/bin/onbar_d...
Allow Bufferpool Min_lru_dirty and Max_lru_dirty Threshold values to be altered dynamically
onparams -b can be used to add a new bufferpool and AUTO_LRU_TUNING are available on informix server but first only adds a bufferpool of a new page size and the latter only kicks in if some foreground writes occur on a server which ideally is neve...
Informix row level auditing masks (INRW, DLRW and UPRW) can be used to audit DML operations on application tables. During batch jobs (that use temporary tables extensively) it was noted that Informix is auditing temporary tables unnecessary causin...
Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
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