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Converting Any Table With a 5 Min Outage, Really (B10)

Topic: 2006 NA

Subtopic: Cross Platform DB2 for z/OS & LUW

DATE: 2006-05-10 (02:30 PM - 03:40 PM)
SPEAKERS: Anthony Tichonoff (Florida Hospital)

One of the biggest challenges facing DBAs is minimizing database outages. Converting large tables pose a significant threat to availability. Even with DB2 V8 improvements, partitioned tablespace conversion is still necessary at times. This presentation details a technique to convert even the largest partitioned table with only a 5 minute outage. What's more is it can work for you. Come and see for yourself.

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate,Advanced


Non-disruptive unload/drop/create/load concept

Preliminary planning and setup preparations

Creating and synchronizing the new table

Auditing the conversion results non-disruptively

Cutting to the new table, Savor it

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