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Search results: Informix

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Allow DDL changes on a table with full row logging

We want to use CDC to replicate data changes to a different system. We do schema changes once a month, and this complicates things a lot. According to our vendor, this is a limitation for Informix only, other source systems can hande DDL changes t...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear

Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the d...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

use raw table to bulk load/huge files in Informix cluster

raw table load and copy of raw table data availability read only secondary, RSS sec. in a HDR cluster. A big one for us. How do we load billion + row table in a HDR cluster without consuming too many logical logs? Is there a way to load a raw tabl...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Certification of Informix Connection Manager with ESQL/COBOL

We are implementing Informix Connection manager with HDR as High Availability solution for our organization. During testing, we identified connection manager is not certified for ESQL/Cobol, our business-critical application is written in Cobol. i...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Not under consideration

Informix HQ: Display kind of DBSpace type

Informix HQ (1.0.0 2019-02-07) has the functionality to display dbspaces (Storage --> Spaces). The Type column shows temporary dbspace, sbspace and dbspace. It does not show e.g. the Physical Log Dbspace. (onsta -d flag P). Furthermore HQ coul...
about 5 years ago in Informix 0 Not under consideration

change the bufferpool size online

when I add the new dbspace, the page size is 16 k; Informix add a default bufferpool , I forget to create the bufferpool using onparams firstly, later I found it's too small, can't meet the performance requirement, I found I have no method to chan...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

optimize the interval fragment

when using interval fragment with date or datetime column, the latest fragment is in the last one, so the performance of the Insert will become slow. if Informix can keep the latest fragment as the first fragment, it will improve the performance o...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Encryption for Informix backup.

Informix 12.10 fc8 has file level encryption available in the database. However, from my understanding if you do a backup, this file in not encrypted. Can we have a method to perform a databack that keeps the encryption in the backup data.
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Improve automatic space management

Improve the usability of Automatic Space Management for multi-tiered storage systems.Our system is using backend storage systems where not all disks/LUNs are created with equal speed/bandwidth/latency and other performance factors. Informix storag...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix native driver for Go programming language

We need an Informix native driver for the Go programming language.
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration