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RSCT APAR Affecting TSAMP

Some of my clients, instead of engaging me for day-to-day support, engage me for expert assistance only when it all really hits the fan. This issue occurred for one of those clients, who had other support performing the HADR failovers…

High Availability Options for Db2 LUW

Why Should a Database be Highly Available? It is significantly easier to implement high availability at other levels than it is at the database level. Often the database server is one of the more powerful servers in an environment, and…

IBM’s June Announcements About DB2

Updated 6/26/2017 to include links on details for DSM 2.1.4 and a link to the DB2Night Show replay. June 22 and the week surrounding it brought a number of announcements from IBM about DB2. “Marketing Investment” IBM has recognized that…

DB2 Basics: Patching DB2

Like any software, DB2 requires frequent patching. A database should be one of the most secure parts of any enterprise, and keeping it secure means keeping up with the fixes that are delivered in fix packs. Fix Packs DB2 delivers…

TSAMP Issue on Fixpack

As always, when I feel pain, I share the knowledge that pain gained me with my blog readers. Man, that was a painful fixpack. I was upgrading an AIX HADR pair from 10.5 fixpack 3 to 10.5 fixpack 5. My…