How to completely stop DB2

On Linux and Unix anyway. This is actually a common request during build when OS-level patches are applied or other OS-level work needs to be done, especially any related to disks.

Stop Commerce (and/or any other applications)

I’m not going to go into detail on this one – it is not my area of expertise.… Read the rest

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So I generally write my posts a day ahead and schedule them to be posted mid-morning when I think people would be around to see the tweets or other indications there’s a new post. But I was sick yesterday. So it probably looked to my employer like I was posting on my blog when I was too sick to work, but whatever – I actually schedule multiple days ahead when I get a writing bug.… Read the rest

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10 Commerce Tables you should be familiar with

UPDATE: An updated version of this post is available – Updated: 10 WebSphere Commerce Tables You Should Be Familiar With


So there are 800+ tables in the typical Commerce database – you’re never going to know them all. And getting a start on understanding the data model – even in the more limited way needed when you’re playing primarily the system dba role can be daunting.… Read the rest

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DBClean – Guest Users

This is part of a series focusing on the details of each item that needs to be pruned in a Commerce database.

Guest Users

What is it?

Guest Users are created by Commerce in the database. Technically they are only needed for when you allow a customer to add items to their cart before logging in or registering, or for a few other actions.… Read the rest

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What is HADR?

HADR is DB2’s implementation of log shipping. Which means it’s a shared-nothing kind of product. But it is log shipping at the Log Buffer level instead of the Log File level, so it can be extremely up to date.… Read the rest

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Stagingprop – the basics

I realized today that I haven’t done a post on the basics of stagingprop. All the pieces are there somewhere in the info center, and I love the info center once you’ve got the basics down, but I remember how confusing stagingprop was when I first started out, even though I had a major expert on the topic to ask questions of.… Read the rest

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