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New IDUG Tech Talk - DB2 for z/OS Disaster Recovery for the Rest of Us

Join Judy Ruby-Brown as she gives a thorough overview of system level backup and using FlashCopy for disaster recovery as provided by various vendors. This presentation is quite thorough but yet very easy to understand, even for a beginner. Judy explains the types of services that need to be...

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[F08] It could happen to YOU - scary disaster stories, lessons learned, NOTHING is impossible

There are many presentations on recovering computer systems from disasters and the need for planning BUT what exactly ARE these disasters? This presentation will give you the opportunity to learn from other people’s misfortunes that NOTHING is impossible, and even the most improbable events can...


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[F09] The ABC’s of Disaster Recovery

This is your first disaster recovery drill, and you are wondering what is involved. We will go thru the process from A to Z. Our discussion will start with an overview of the fundamentals of DB2 infrastructure: the catalog and directory, the BSDS, and the active and archive logs. After a...


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DB2 10 Skip Migration (F15)

DATE: 2011-5-6 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM) SPEAKERS: Jim Dee (BMC) Migration from V8 of DB2 to DB2 10 ("skip migration") is a tempting feature for many customers who have not yet moved to DB2 9. Is it a good idea? As always, the answer is that "It depends", and each customer must weigh the advantages...


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BITs and Pieces of the DB2 Log (A13)

DATE: 2011-5-6 (08:00 AM - 09:00 AM) SPEAKERS: Ken McDonald (BMC Software ) This is a geek level crawl through the DB2 Log looking primarily at DSN1LOGP output and mapping the content, significance, and relationship between records in the DB2 Log.This presentation is targeted to individuals...


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The Importance of Being Consistent - DB2 for z/OS and Copy Services for IBM System z (F09)

DATE: 2011-5-5 (08:30 AM - 09:30 AM) SPEAKERS: Florence Dubois (IBM ) Is your Disaster Recovery solution based on DASD replication functions? In most cases, all you will need to do is a normal restart of DB2 for z/OS. But this assumes the DASD copy is consistent. Otherwise, it is guaranteed...


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The Management Discipline of Database Administration: DBA Best Practices (A06)

DATE: 2011-5-4 (09:45 AM - 10:45 AM) SPEAKERS: Craig Mullins (Mullins Consulting, Inc.) Database Administration is perhaps one of the most misunderstood disciplines in all of IT. Ask a manager what it is that a DBA does and you'll likely hear something like "I don't know, but I can't afford any...


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Best Practices for Your Database Recovery Strategy (C08)

DATE: 2011-5-4 (02:45 PM - 03:45 PM) SPEAKERS: Katherine Kurtz (IBM Canada Lab ), Dale McInnis (IBM Canada Lab ) In a perfect world, accidents would not happen, and no one would ever need to recover their database - but then there is reality! It is important that you are able to recover the...