Yes you should be able to have backups and archived logs go to different places (ie, backups could go to your
VENDOR tool and archived logs to disk).
To send archived logs to disk you can do one of two things:
The first would be to set
db2 "update db cfg using LOGARCHMETH1 'DISK:/dbarch/dblogs'"
The second method would be to have two forms of archiving logs. You can leave
LOGARCHMETH1 to your
VENDOR and set up
LOGARCHMETH2 to point to
db2 "update db cfg using LOGARCHMETH2 'DISK:/dbarch/dblogs'"
I've not played with two forms of log archiving before, but I know that it is available.
In our company we write our backups and archived logs to disk and then sometime after midnight we have IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) come along and take a file system snapshot so it will have a copy of the backups and archived logs. So then we have a backup of our backups. We probably could have worked in
LOGARCHMETH2 in our company, but so far this has been simplest for us.
Just giving you ideas of what you can do. :)