I'm trying to restore a DB from a Linux system to a Windows. I'm working with DB2 9.7.7. I want to create a new DB with the restored DB. The DB file has this name: DBBACKUP.0.db2inst1.DBPART000.20140614125950.001 and I've the file under /home/db2inst1 folder. So, logged as DB2 administrator (db2inst1), I'm trying with this command:

db2inst1@machine:/data/home/db2inst1> db2 restore db DBBACKUP


db2inst1@machine:/data/home/db2inst1> db2 restore db DBBACKUP taken at 20140614125950

and it returns me:

SQL2542N No match for a database image file was found based on the source database alias "DBBACKUP" and timestamp "" provided.

It can not find the database, but I don't know if the error is the name of the DB I put in the command, or the path is wrong.


  • You're missing the FROM clause in your RESTORE command.
    – mustaccio
    Jun 17, 2014 at 17:16
  • Also, is your database really called "DBBACKUP"?
    – mustaccio
    Jun 17, 2014 at 17:22
  • What does db2ckrst -d DBBACKUP -t 20140614125950 say? Jun 17, 2014 at 18:00
  • Does it matter that you are running the command from the /data/home/db2inst1 directory while the file you say is located in /home/db2inst1?
    – Andriy M
    Jun 18, 2014 at 16:48
  • @Lennart Based on the file name the backup image is a full backup; however it's possible that someone renamed the file, so it might be worthwhile to do db2ckbkp -H DBBACKUP.0.db2inst1.DBPART000.20140614125950.001 and see what proper name of the file should be. Jun 20, 2014 at 17:36

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Thanks all for your answers.

Finally I asked the guy who had give me the copy of the database. It came from a Linux, and I was trying to restore in a Windows, so I think this was the main problem. I tried to do the restore on a Linux-Suse, and it worked.

Once more, it is good to start with the most obvious... sorry, and thanks!

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