Backup a Linux Server with DB2

Frank Fillmore, Jr.

Backup a Linux Server with DB2

Listers,

I have what I think is a simple question, but I haven’t been able to find a documented solution.  A customer has installed DB2 v11.1 on Linux for System z.  We know several ways to backup the DB2 database, logs, etc.  The question I have is how best to backup the Linux server.  The server itself (minus the data components) will be quite static; i.e. the DB2 software won’t change very often.  The Linux sysprog is a z/VM systems programmer.  His idea is to stop the database and take a Flashcopy backup of the Linux server – database and all – once a night.  This will lead to all sorts of recovery problems.

 

What are best practices to backing up a Linux server hosting a DB2 database?

 

TIA,

Frank

Nadir Doctor

Backup a Linux Server with DB2
(in response to Frank Fillmore, Jr.)
Hi Frank,

The rync tool may prove to be useful here - some other tools are provided
here:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-outstanding-linux-backup-utilities/


Best Regards,
Nadir



On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 1:09 PM, Frank Fillmore, Jr. <[login to unmask email]>
wrote:

> Listers,
>
> I have what I think is a simple question, but I haven’t been able to find
> a documented solution. A customer has installed DB2 v11.1 on Linux for
> System z. We know several ways to backup the DB2 database, logs, etc. The
> question I have is how best to backup the Linux server. The server itself
> (minus the data components) will be quite static; i.e. the DB2 software
> won’t change very often. The Linux sysprog is a z/VM systems programmer.
> His idea is to stop the database and take a Flashcopy backup of the Linux
> server – database and all – once a night. This will lead to all sorts of
> recovery problems.
>
>
>
> What are best practices to backing up a Linux server hosting a DB2
> database?
>
>
>
> TIA,
>
> Frank
>
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