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To Log or To Lose (E09)

Topic: 2011 EMEA

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

For DB2 the log is crucial, critical, and vital even, but how much do you really know about it? You might know about undo and redo statements, but did you know DB2 can startup without its directory but not without its log? How does DB2 use its log during startup and shutdown? When are records forced to the log? For which objects will the log contain all recovery information? If you want to know the answer to these and many other log related topics, come to this session and we’ll demystify the log. This session will make you appreciate the DB2 log more and make you understand why it is so critical. Either you log or you lose.

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