I have been recently tasked with creation of an early warning solution for a memory condition from which some of our DB2 databases have been occasionally suffering. Once the condition is encountered, the only resolution is to restart the instance which can cause an impact.… Read the restContinue reading »
Working with Db2 copies …on Windows
How to investigate Db2 copies installed on a Windows system
According to one of the definitions from the UrbanDictionary, adding the words “in bed” to any sentence can make that sentence “more interesting”. I like to think that the Db2 LUW world equivalent of that is taking a task – such as working with Db2 copies – and adding words “…on Windows”.… Read the restContinue reading »
PowerShell Script for Local DB2 Database Activation
It is no secret that I’ve been doing more work with DB2 on Windows lately. I know a number of clients who are looking for DBAs with experience with DB2 on Windows and are frustrated that they cannot find more candidates.… Read the restContinue reading »
The Database isn’t Available from Half the Servers – it Must be DB2
I get it. The database server is a single point in many environments that have many points at most levels. Therefore any problem that affects more than one point must be the database.
As DBAs, sometimes we feel the database is under attack.… Read the restContinue reading »
PowerShell for DB2 DBAs – Part 1
Any DBAs faced with having to administer and maintain a large number of instances and databases will quickly find themselves swamped with work unless they learn to script most of their workload. Of course, the benefits of scripting do not end there. … Read the restContinue reading »
Multiple Instances in DB2 for Linux/UNIX and in DB2 for Windows
I have been working with multiple instances on Windows servers lately, and have learned a few things about them, so I thought an article about multiple instances in general would be a good thing.
First, if you don’t understand what an instance is, check out my earlier blog entry: DB2 Basics: What is an Instance?… Read the restContinue reading »
Error When Running PowerShell Script with IBM.Data.DB2 Driver
Having just solved this problem for the second time in two weeks, I thought I’d blog about it to make it easier to find the next time.
This genereally occurs when you are executing a PowerShell script using the IBM.Data.DB2… Read the restContinue reading »
A Few Scripting Basics with DB2 and PowerShell
Not long ago, I posted some of the details of using PowerShell as your command line for DB2 on Windows. I am definitely addicted to PowerShell as my command line when I have to work on Windows servers.
I also have to write some scripts for some Windows systems.… Read the restContinue reading »
Introduction to Using the PowerShell Command Line with DB2 on Windows
I have worked with DB2 on Windows on and off over the years and have largely not enjoyed it all that much. Most likely because the vast majority of my time is spent on UNIX and Linux systems, so when I end up at a windows command line, my fingers type things like “ls” and “grep” before I can even stop them.… Read the restContinue reading »