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DB2 9 for z/OS Volume Level Backup and Recovery Enhancements (A08)

Topic: DB2 for z/OS

Subtopic: 2009



DATE: 2009-5-13 (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
SPEAKERS: Bryan Paulsen (John Deere)

DB2 Version 8 introduced the BACKUP SYSTEM and RESTORE SYSTEM utilities that enable you to backup and to recover the DB2 environment using volume level backups. DB2 9 further enhanced these utilities through the introduction of incremental FlashCopy support, object level recovery using the volume level dumps and DFSMShsm tape management for offloading the backups to tape. This presentation will not only introduce you to the basics of the BACKUP SYSTEM and RESTORE SYSTEM utilities but will also cover the new DB2 9 enhancements. This presentation contains many colorful pictures that will help you to understand the new constructs and to help you correctly setup the environment. Along the way you will learn about copy pools, copy pool backup storage groups, RBLPs and SYSPITRs. If you are responsible for DB2 backup and recovery you will definitely want to take a look at the new DB2 9 BACKUP SYSTEM and RESTORE SYSTEM utilities.

EXP. LEVEL: Beginner,Intermediate

OBJECTIVES:

How to correctly setup the environment in order to use the BACKUP SYSTEM and RESTORE SYSTEM utilities. This will include describing the DB2 and DFSMS constructs pictorially.

BACKUP SYSTEM utility introduction including description, options, syntax, sysout and pictures. I will talk about maintaining multiple versions and establishing incremental copies.

RESTORE SYSTEM utility introduction including description, options, syntax, sysout and pictures. I will talk about system level point-in-time recovery and disaster recovery.

DB2 9 enhancement enables you to use the volume level backups as input to object level recovery. I will talk about the zparms that enable this function.

DB2 9 enhancement introduces tape management of the volume level backups by enabling DFSMShsm to dump the volume level backups to tape. I will talk about the zparms to enable this and the function of the tape management classes.



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