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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...
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...
We are trying to increase the usage of SP in our system environment. Migrating business code from 4GL to the database.But this process becomes very painful for our developers since the support for SPL is limited. Mainly the inexistence of a native...
Since Lock resource (memory) would be automatically allocated when Informix engine defect that it's not enough. But these memory will be existing forever once allocate, unless restart Informix engine. Could these automatically allocated memory cou...
Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics
We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
Some customers are constrained and need to continue to use Informix 32-bit CSDK drivers. Their applications currently use the Informix 32-bit libraries & there are often build constraints to moving to a 64-bit CSDK.
Developers have the Informix Client SDK installed on their workstations / application development machines.
There is the need to be able to dump the Informix databases schemas definitions, but the SDK does not provide any such tool.
To work arou...
Online.log could also print session detail of additional memory segment allocation
In high usage OLTP systems, it is a hard work to identify which session(s) is(are) demanding too much memory from the Informix engine.A good thing for us to help to identify abnormal programs execution/behaviour would be to print session details (...
Allow Informix to accept Non PAM aware clients to connect when using PAM PASSWORD mode
Standard Informix Authentication on unix will perform a getpwnam() call to retrieve the encrypted shadow password from the OS, it will then compare an encrypted version of the password supplied by the client against this, and if they match, authen...
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