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Ultra-Availability - How Far Can You Go? (A01)

Topic: 2008 NA

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

DATE: 2008-5-19 (09:45 AM - 10:45 AM)
SPEAKERS: Robert Catterall (Catterall Consulting)

A lot of DB2 DBAs, systems programmers, and application developers are familiar with various actions that can be taken to increase DB2 uptime and to decrease disaster-related data loss (these include online REORGs, large-table partitioning, and frequent application COMMITs). Have you ever wondered how far high availability can be taken? How about this for a BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal): never down, never lose anything. An unattainable goal? I think not. This session will describe a solution intended to deliver what I call ultra-availability.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate,Advanced


Review of "Mom and Apple Pie" DB2 availability recommendations.

The importance of setting an audacious availability goal.

Reducing recovery time by not recovering.

Preserving committed data changes in a "hot-hot" multi-site environment.

The challenge of preserving data changes associated with transactions that are in-flight when disaster strikes.

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