The IBM DB2 Enterprise Server Edition is a relational model database server developed by IBM. It primarily runs on Unix (namely AIX), Linux, IBM i (formerly OS/400), z/OS and Windows servers.

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Adding User access to DB2

I have installed DB2 10.1 in a Red hat box. During the installation I was asked to create several users (db2inst1, db2fenc1 etc). I have been using db2inst1 to perform all operations with DB2 and it ...
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Backup and restore of RDBMS(Oracle, DB2, SQL Server) from Perl

What could be the best approach ? Till now could figure out the following (Oracle) Calling exp.exe and imp.exe utilities in Oracle client using Java and inturn call it from Perl. Calling exp.exe ...
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What does HSJOIN mean in an Explain Plan?

I have the following EXPLAIN PLAN results from a query on my DB2 database. 0 SELECT STATEMENT ( Estimated Costs = 5.928E+02 [timerons] ) 1 RETURN 2 HSJOIN 3 [O] ...
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DB2 10.5 - When inserting, the database is trying to reuse index keys on GENERATE ALWAYS

I am trying to insert a row into a database table which has a GENERATED ALWAYS primary key column. The table has over 1000 rows, and the primary keys start at 1. When I try to do an insert, the error ...
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SELECT * FROM INFORMATION SCHEMA on V5R3M0

I have access to a client's V7R1 AS/400 and I can run queries like SELECT NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCEMA.TABLES and SELECT COLUMN_NAME, DATA_TYPE, TYPE_NAME, COLUMN_SIZE, ...
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DB2 - question regarding RESTORE OFFLINE backup and Archive Logs

I configured last night DB2 to be in Archive Mode. I created required offline backup at 23:00 last night. First online backup will be created at Friday night. Archive logs now keep coming to the ...
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ONLINE BACKUP is not performed from the CRON Job on LINUX server (manually it works)

I made a script which executes successfully online backup when it is run manually by the instance owner. Script is the following (two lines originally). #!/bin/bash /opt/ibm/db2/V9.7/bin/db2 ...
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Remove single quotes from db2 column name

I have following query which i am trying to execute against db2 database server SELECT REPLACE('\'abc\'','\'','') FROM TN_DAY_PROCESS I am expecting the output like abc without single quotes from ...
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db2 connecting to a db via alias and storing user name and password

I created a TCP node and I catalogued a db into it. The catalogued db needs user name and password to be accessed. Is there anyway I can store username and password in the cataologue (or other way)? I ...
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query to check all SCD tables that have data for specific date

It's easy to find all SCD tables through select * from syscat.TABLES t join syscat.COLUMNS s on t.tabname = s.tabname where s.COLNAME = 'EFFECTIVE_DTE' and t.type='T' ...
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Cannot execute stored proc linked to C routine in DB2

DB2 version: 9.7.0.6 OS: RHEL 5 Here are the steps I took to create and bind a C routine to DB2: 1> Created myprog.sqC file 2> Executed db2 prep myprog.sql bindfile 3> Executed db2 bind myprog.bnd ...
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IBM DB2 - store large files

I want to store large files in a DB2 database and I need more information about which is the best technique to use as I am new in this IBM product (previous experience with T-SQL only). The ...
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Analyzing TCB Index Status for DB2

The Following is the TCB index that I could get using a command for my DB2 database. I don't know how to analyze it. Which columns are important? What do they mean? TCB Index Stats: Address ...
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Why this statement invalid: `VALUES ( CURRENT PACKAGESET )`?

I'm on db2 luw 10.5. db2 special registers can be set with: SET CURRENT ... and retrieved with: VALUES CURRENT ... with the exception of CURRENT PACKAGESET. For some reason the following ...
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AUTO_BACKUP not even trying to backup database

I've setup 2 identical linux servers with db2 10.5 . AUTO_BACKUP only works on one of them. Also, no health notifications come from that server at all, although postfix on localhost is running and a ...
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Where do I set the I/O size for DB2 9.7 LUW driver (AIX 6.1)?

I am looking to change the I/O size returned from the DB2 server for query results. (As per below instruction from SAP BODS 4.X performance optimization guide) Increase the size of each I/O from ...
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Is there any way to trace optimizer's work in DB2?

Just like the MEMO structure in SQL Server which is kind of a "paper trail" of steps the optimizer takes in optimizing the query, is there anything in DB2 through which I can get the information like, ...
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db2pd: Database mydb not activated on partition 0

As a user with DBADM privileges I enter db2pd -db mydb -locks showdetail from the DB2 CLP. The command then fails with message Database mydb not activated on database partition 0. Option -locks ...
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DB2 ROLLFORWARD option “TO END OF LOGS” - does it read archive logs?

I read about ROLLFORWARD option on link http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_9.7.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.cmd.doc/doc/r0001978.html?cp=SSEPGG_9.7.0%2F3-6-2-4-106 but I could not find ...
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DB2 ROLLFORWARD ERROR when doing “TO A POINT IN TIME” option

I do restore command of backup image which was made 03.03.2015 at 19:20: db2 restore database maxdb71 from "/data/archiveBackup" taken at 20150303192002 without prompting; Then I try to do the ...
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How to include a where clause in a query from another column

I have two tables: pointer_table(col_name varchar, col_val varchar, wh_clause varchar) value_table(col_1 varchar, col_2 varchar, value varchar) col_name in pointer_table denotes the column in ...
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Remove all records with duplicates in db2. (Not just the duplicate records)

How can I remove all the records with duplicates in db2. I have looked at various answers but they only remove the duplicates leaving one record from that set in the table. This is what I found ...
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“Approximately equal” between Sync and Async operations for PageCleaners

The documentation of num_iocleaners says: The parameter can be reduced if both of the following conditions are true: pool_data_writes is approximately equal to pool_async_data_writes ...
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DB2 - how to safely blow away database on linux?

I'm using (I believe) 10.1.2, on CentOS 6.5 (for sure). The underlying problem I have is that the database upgrade package prepared in house isn't working for me, in at least the sense that the ...
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db2 removal of Generate always Expression on Timestamp data type

I have a column UPDATE_TIME with an expression TIMESTAMP NOT NULL GENERATED ALWAYS FOR EACH ROW ON UPDATE AS ROW CHANGE TIMESTAMP How to remove the Generated always for timestamps? I tried ...
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System parameter in catalog tcpip node

What is the purpose of the "system" parameter when cataloging tcpip nodes? >>-CATALOG--+-------+--+-TCPIP NODE--+--nodename----------------> '-ADMIN-' +-TCPIP4 NODE-+ ...
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Column not found in dbase file

When I try to import a shapefile using db2se, I specify the input columns to be loaded in the syntax as the COLUMN NAME db2se import_shape <dbname> -userId <username> -pw <password> ...
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Way to ensure just one connection to a DB2 database

Let's suppose a database with a bad security design, say everyone access to the database with a user with DBADM or SYSADM authority, and also, there could be only username for everyone (i.e. ...
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DB2 - Archive Mode - on what values to set LOGPRIMARY,LOGSECOND,LOGFILSIZ?

we must set our database from CIRCULAR to ARCHIVE mode in order to enable ONLINE backups. Backups will be done every 1 day. Database is now almost 30GB. Database grows approximately 1GB per month. ...
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Tablespace utilization in db2 (percentage of tablespaces)

how much free space is there…in each tablespace, How to calculate… i need tablespace utilization in MB's and...how can i get tablespace percentage also...used and usable
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db2 executing command crash shell

I have a simple ksh script that executes db2 queries, such as #!/bin/ksh #some initialization #step1,2,3 set -e db2 -x "select * from table a " #step4 The main issue seems to be caused by the db2 ...
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How to convert DB2 9.5 to DB2 10.5 online (Linux)

How to convert DB2 9.5 to DB2 10.5 online (Linux) ? This can be done with IBM InfoSphere Data Replication? Has anyone done this or have any idea how to do?
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Best practice to query administrative views for instance level elements

I want to query a monitor element at instance level (for example the memory used for the instance) via a query like this: SELECT MEMBER, MAX_MEMBER_MEM, CURRENT_MEMBER_MEM, PEAK_MEMBER_MEM FROM ...
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creating 2 database at the same time in db2

Do you know whether it is safe to have in one shell user db2inst1 creating a database A and having another shell the same user creating at the same time database B? create database A # shell 1 ...
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db2-AIX multiple admin accounts

I'd need to give (aside the instance owner and the administration server) the user rights as database administrator to a group of people already created on the AIX server. Is it possible? what will ...
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Override/kill when Code 3/SQLSTATE=57016 Occurs

I have encountered issues a few times when a process of mine performs a bulk load to a temp table we use for pre-processing purposes. The Bulk load fails for one reason or another (this we are looking ...
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DB2: The transaction log for the database is full, But there is no 'First active log file'

First, I wish to say that I have very little experience with DB2. However, I've been tasked with tracking down the problem and solution to this problem. This is a DB2 database, and our testers are ...
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Cannot install DB2 Express-C 10.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I'm having troubles seting up DB2 Express-C 10.1 on my Mac OS X (v10.7.5). My initial install attempt failed, but then I found ...
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db2ckbkp - How to determine what tablespaces are temp-tablespace

I am writing a script to restore databases from backup. The script should need as little input as possible to fulfill this task (in an efficient way). The restore command takes the parallelism ...
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Error While restoring DB2 db from AIX to AIX server?

I am required to migrate 1 database One AIX server to another AIX server. To achieve, I took backup from 1 machine and followed below steps 1st Command I tried is as following. db2 restore db ...
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error when trying to connect to remote db2 luw database on linux

I have a db2 client on my local linux machine: alok@hostname:~$ uname -a Linux hostname 3.2.0-53-generic #81-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 22 21:01:03 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux alok@hostname:~$ ...
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How to call Oracle's stored procedure from DB2 stored procedure?

I am new to writing stored procedures and wondering if it's possible to call a Oralce' stored procedure from DB2 stored procedure. I have a scenario where a trigger on a DB2 table will invoke a DB2 ...
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A table with a foreign-key, referencing the tables own primary key

I was looking at the database sample that is provided by the DB2 server installaion. This database is the one created when running db2samle.exe from the "bin" folder. I noticed that the table "ACT" ...
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db2 tables altered, reorg

When I alter a table in DB, I need to reorg it: Call Sysproc.admin_cmd ('reorg Table myTable'); if I had done many modifications, how can I know which tables need a reorg?
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Sending a mail using DB2's Proceude UTL_MAIL

I'm trying to send mail from DB2 using the procedure UTL_MAIL. I'm using the DB2 Express Edition 10.1. First I was getting the error of SMTP Server. After using the below command, update admin cfg ...
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Online backups with VENDOR library: what should be set for ACTIVE LOG PATH?

My customer is using Veritas NetBackup so we use its library file in the LOGARCHMETH1 parameter for the VENDOR option. That is for archive logging path. What path should be set for ACTIVE LOG PATH ...
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DB2 9.7 - Find rows inserted by a specific trigger

We are auditing a table TRANSACTIONS that inserts a row in HISTORY_TRANSACTIONS when specific columns are changed. These inserts happen through a number of triggers defined on TRANSACTIONS table. Is ...
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db INDEX on ORDER BY FIELD in very simple query does not help - still slow response?

I have very simple query which returns 200K records very slow (20 seconds). SELECT * FROM TABLE ORDER BY ID DESC If I do just SELECT * FROM TABLE it returns quick result. I created INDEX on ...
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Install db2 express c on Mac OSX

I have posted the question yesterday, then I was able to figure it out by myself. As I haven't found any complete guide, I'm writing down the steps just in case. So the question is: "How do I ...
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Should indexes automatically be placed into their own bufferpool?

We work with DB2 LUW (specifically we are currently on 9.7 FP4) running on AIX. Per best practices from IBM, they recommend that when you build a table, you place the data, the indexes, and LOBs/LONG ...