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Maximizing Performance of IBM DB2 Backups

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Published on 21 October 2016

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IBM Form #: TIPS1344

Authors: Jeff Andersen

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    This IBM® Redbooks® Analytics Support Web Doc describes how to maximize the performance of IBM DB2® backups. Backing up a database is a critical part of any disaster recovery plan. Making sure that the backup completes in a reasonable time frame means that there is always a valid backup available in case of emergency. This document describes the following elements that are critical to good backup performance:

    • The backup process model
    • Basic backup performance concepts
    • Backup performance considerations
    • Monitoring backup performance with the DB2_BAR_STATS registry variable

    This document applies to all versions of DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows.



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