Database Backup Conversion

Published 14 December 2003

Authors: Whei-Jen Chen


This hint and tip focuses on the technical considerations and methodology involved in performing Oracle to DB2 UDB database conversion. It provides information about the different data types and the implementation of features such as DML, DDL, stored procedures, and triggers. Application programming and conversion considerations are discussed along with the differences in features and functionality of the two products. We also discuss migration tools, addressing the areas tools can and cannot convert automatically, and we provide solution and workarounds for those areas that tools cannot.


Back up database to tape

In DB2 UDB, you can back up a database directly to tape. Oracle supports backing up database directly to Oracle using media manager in RMAN (Recovery Manager) to take backups directly in tapes. The media management libraries are installed on host machines and RMAN directly communicates with media management to perform the backup.

An example of a RMAN command to allocate the channel using media manager and for taking backup is:


The equivalent of using a TSM in DB2 is:
db2 backup database database_name uses TSM to open two sessions with four buffers.

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