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Optimizing Restore and Recovery Solutions with DB2 Recovery Expert for z/OS V2.1

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 22 June 2008, updated 20 February 2009

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ISBN-10: 0738485365
ISBN-13: 9780738485362
IBM Form #: SG24-7606-00

Authors: Paolo Bruni, Tom Hubbard, Rajasekhar Jonnagadla, Ravikumar Kalyanasundaram and Hennie Mynhardt

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    IBM DB2 Recovery Expert manages the recovery of DB2 for z/OS V8 and V9 objects in a data sharing and non-data sharing environment.

    The major focus of IBM DB2 Recovery Expert V2.1 for z/OS (5697-N92) is on DB2 system level backup and restore. The tool provides the ability to create a consistent full system backup with no impact on DB2 availability, comprehensive backup and recovery reporting capabilities, and robust database and storage validity checking to ensure successful creation and usage of database system backups. By integrating with disk storage functions, it supports DB2 subsystem recovery from system backup, DB2 subsystem disaster recovery, and DB2 object data recovery from system backups. It also helps in selecting the most convenient recovery solution and in managing backups.

    This IBM Redbooks publication documents how to use Recovery Expert V2.1 for all restore and recovery functions related to system level backup.

    For scenarios of using Recovery Expert functions when recovering DB2 objects from traditional image copies, see the previous companion IBM Redbooks publication IBM DB2 Recovery Expert for z/OS User Scenarios, SG24-7226.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Architecture and installation

    Chapter 1. Introduction to DB2 Recovery Expert V2.1

    Chapter 2. Installation

    Chapter 3. Our test environment

    Part 2. Backup and restore services

    Chapter 4. Configuring DB2 for system backup and restore

    Chapter 5. Local system level backup and restore

    Chapter 6. Object recovery functions from system level backup

    Part 3. Managing disaster recovery

    Chapter 7. Traditional image copy recovery

    Chapter 8. System level backup based remote recovery

    Appendix A. Frequently asked questions

    Appendix B. Recommended maintenance

    Appendix C. Storage and DB2 functions

    Appendix D. Contents of schema level repository

    Appendix E. Sample jobs


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