DB2 UDB Exploitation of NAS Technology

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM Redbooks publication is an informative guide that describes how DB2 Universal Database (UDB) can take advantage of Network Attached Storage (NAS) technology. Specifically, this book provides detailed information to help you learn about Network Appliance(TM) filers and IBM NAS 200/300 appliances and to show you how DB2 UDB databases can be stored on these devices.

This easy-to-follow guide documents the generic network, software, and hardware requirements, as well as the basic procedures needed to set up, configure, and integrate DB2 UDB databases with Network Appliance filers and IBM NAS 200 and 300 appliances. These procedures start with the basics of initializing the NAS/SAN device for DB2 UDB and then continue with the more advanced topics of backing up databases stored on NAS devices using the Snapshot technology that is supplied with each.

This book also provides general information on how DB2 UDB databases, which are stored on NAS devices, as well as the NAS devices themselves, can be monitored for performance.

Table of contents

Part 1. Network Attached Storage and Network Appliance Filer
Chapter 1. Introduction to DB2 UDB Network Attached Storage, and Storage Area Networks
Chapter 2. DB2 UDB, NAS and SAN terminology and concepts
Chapter 3. Introduction to the Network Appliance filer
Chapter 4. Network Appliance filer terminology and concepts
Chapter 5. DB2 UDB EE and the Network Appliance filer
Chapter 6. Backup and recovery options for databases that reside on NetApp® filers
Chapter 7. Diagnostics and performance monitoring
Part 2. DB2 working with IBM NAS
Chapter 8. Introduction to IBM Network Attached Storage (IBM NAS)
Chapter 9. Terminology and concepts for IBM Network Attached Storage
Chapter 10. Configuration of IBM NAS 200 and 300
Chapter 11. DB2 installation on IBM NAS
Chapter 12. Backup and recovery options for DB2 UDB and IBM NAS
Chapter 13. IBM NAS high availability


Publish Date
31 July 2002

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