PacktLib: IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Administration Cookbook

IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Administration Cookbook


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DB2 Instance—Administration and Configuration


Creating and configuring instances for non-partitioned environments

Creating and configuring a client instance

Creating and configuring an instance for multipartitioned environments

Starting and stopping instances

Configuring SSL for client-server instance communication

Listing and attaching to instances

Dropping instances

Administration and Configuration of the DB2 Non-partitioned Database


Creating and configuring DB2 non-partitioned databases

Using Configuration Advisor

Creating a database from an existing backup

Configuring automatic database maintenance

Managing federated databases—connecting to Oracle and MSSQL

Altering databases

Dropping databases

DB2 Multipartitioned Databases—Administration and Configuration


Creating and configuring a multipartitioned database

Adding database partitions

Creating database partition groups

Altering database partition groups—adding partitions to database partition groups

Managing data redistribution on database partition groups

The table distribution key and its role in a multipartitioned environment

Altering database partition groups—removing partitions from a database partition group

Removing database partitions

Converting a non-partitioned database to a multipartitioned database on MS Windows

Configuring Fast Communication Manager

Storage—Using DB2 Table Spaces


Creating and configuring table spaces within automatic storage databases

Creating and configuring SMS table spaces

Creating and configuring DMS table spaces

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

See also

Using system temporary table spaces

Using user temporary table spaces

Altering table spaces and dropping table spaces

Table spaces in a multipartitioned environment

DB2 Buffer Pools


Creating and configuring buffer pools

Configuring the block-based area

Managing buffer pools in a multipartitioned database

Altering buffer pools

Dropping buffer pools

Database Objects


Creating and using MDC tables and block-based indexes

Creating and using materialized query tables

Implementing table partitioning

Using temporary tables

Created global temporary table

DB2 Backup and Recovery


Configuring database logging

Performing an offline database backup

Performing a full online database backup

Performing an incremental delta database backup

Performing an incremental cumulative database backup

Backing up table spaces

Crash recovery

Full database recovery

Database rollforward recovery

Incremental restore

Recovering table spaces—full and rollforward recovery

Redirected restore

Recovery history file

Configuring tape-based backup with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

db2move and db2look utilities as alternative backup methods

DB2 High Availability


Setting up HADR by using the command line

Setting up HADR by using Control Center

Changing HADR synchronization modes

Performing takeover and takeover by force

Using automated client rerouting with HADR

Opening the standby database in read-only mode

Using the DB2 fault monitor

Problem Determination, Event Sources, and Files


Using db2mtrk—DB2 memory tracker

Using db2pd—DB2 problem determination tool

Using db2dart—DB2 database analysis and reporting tool command

Using db2ckbkp—DB2 check backup tool for backup integrity

Using db2support to collect diagnostic data

DB2 Security


Managing instance-level authorities

Managing database-level authorities and privileges

Managing object privileges

Using roles

Using table encryption

Using label-based access control (LBAC) to strengthen data privacy

Auditing DB2

Connectivity and Networking


Configuring network communications

Cataloging and uncataloging instances and databases

Using DB2 Discovery

Communications with DRDA servers (z/OS and i/OS)

Monitoring and configuring FCM for optimal performance



Configuring and using system monitoring

Configuring and using snapshot monitoring

Configuring and using event monitoring

Using Memory Visualizer

Using Health Monitor

DB2 Tuning and Optimization

Introduction and general tuning guidelines

Operating system tuning

Resolving CPU bottlenecks

Tuning memory utilization

Collecting object statistics with the RUNSTAT utility

Default automatic statistics collection

Tuning with indexes

Tuning sorting

Hit ratios and their role in performance improvement

I/O tuning

Using logging and nologging modes

Using parallelism

Loading a table


Creating a benchmark testing scenario

IBM pureScale Technology and DB2


Managing instances, members, and cluster facilities in DB2 pureScale

Monitoring DB2 pureScale environments

High availability in DB2 pureScale environments

Backup and recovery in DB2 pureScale environments