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Search results: Informix Server

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'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.
almost 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Enhancement to DROP PROCEDURE / DROP FUNCTION syntax

Currently, the DROP PROCEDURE statement requires that the all of the procedure parameters necessary to completely identify the specific procedure. This is important due to Informix supporting polymorphic procedures, and is generally a good thing. ...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Not under consideration

Backup / ReadAhead Performance

To speedup backup time, it would be nice if Informix can read with more than 64k from disk. Example 12G SAS SSD - read 100 GByte with dd iflag=direct:Blocksize Throughput Time64k 197 MB/Sec 519 Sec (8:39)256k 438 MB/Sec 233 Sec (3:53)2048k 1186 MB...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Informix engine complex table schema clauses

Individual Table restoration 'archecker' utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When fragmenting a table based on interval based fra...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns. Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code. Informix can support simple type conversion. For e...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Create an Informix-HQ sensor that populates an historical data table with the slowest/heaviest queries on an instance.

SQLTRACE has proved been a valuable resource to identify slow/heavy queries. An even sysadmin may store a history of the SQLTRACE output, it would be great to have a filter for the heaviest/slowest queries, and store them as a sensor of Informix-HQ.
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix mapped user authentication with Active Directory

Need a feature from Informix server so that Informix mapped users can also be authenticated by Active Directory. As of now, this feature is not there in Informix.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow changing of S3 Prefix for onbar backups

Scenario is you have 1000+ sites to backup all with the same informix server name. instead of changing the informixserver name you can set prefix on the onpsm backup. this allows for reducing the amount of buckets for this setup in cases where you...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Separate user for working with Informix CDC API

Currently the Informix CDC API requires the use of the 'informix' account. We would like the Informix CDC API modified so that it can run in a fully supported fashion as a separate user.
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Transparent LDAP Authentication for Informix

The Informix (AVL) customer T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG requests transparent LDAP authentication for Informix. Last year T-Systems/Deutsche Telekom AG replaced the complete HP-UX hardware for the application REBELL/Ironman by IBM Power AIX machi...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration