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Quick, Dirty & Cheap: Using REPAIR to migrate data (H08)

Topic: 2005 NA

Subtopic: DB2 for z/OS

DATE: 2005-05-24 (02:00 PM - 03:10 PM)
SPEAKERS: Sally Mir (Wachovia Bank)

Why bother unloading and loading data when you migrate a table from one subsystem to another? Or when you have to collapse one subsystem into a data sharing group? Or even when you have to clone an entire subsystem? The data already exists in linear VSAM files. There is a way to reuse these files. All it takes is understanding DB2’s internal identifiers, and a few sneaky tricks.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate,Advanced


Understanding DBIDs, PSIDs, OBIDs, and ISOBIDs

Producing DDL in the correct sequence

Using DB2PLI8 (a free program from IBM)

Executing REPAIR to synchronize DBIDs and PSIDs

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