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We need command tool in Informix >>-ALTER INDEX--index--REBUILD------------>< | | '-ONLINE-' working like: REBUILD INDEX online utility in DB2 or ALTER INDEX index REBUILD ONLINE in Oracle or REINDEX [INDEX|TABLE] in PostgreSQL
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...
We make high use of temp. Tables in our applications. With todays hardware availability it seems reasonable to me to hold the complete tmp. dbspace in the RAM (or RAMDISK). Unfortunately this is not supported by Informix IDS directly. Advantages o...
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...
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...
Perform update statistics based on selected Fragments of a table
This idea is to run update statistics based on selected fragment(s) to refresh table update statistics on latest or selective fragments only. As there are considerable number of fragmented transactional tables are located under current databases 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
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...
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...
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