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DB2 Native REST API – Versioning and Control

Published December 7th, 2018 - by

Introduction The DB2 for z/OS REST API has been available on V11 and V12 for a while now and has continued to evolve through IBMs continuous delivery maintenance strategy. With the arrival of APAR PI98649 (V12 PTF UI58425, V11 PTF UI58431), the functionality has been extended to include commands to control the availability of services Continue Reading

What Happens When You Miss a ++HOLD DEP?

Published November 13th, 2018 - by

This is the sort of thing that I feel quite strongly about when I’m talking to customers, so there is a level of irony that rushing an RSU installation has proved to be so very instructive! The background to this is that I am currently at IDUG (EMEA in Malta) and was chatting to a Continue Reading

Top 5 DB2 Support Nightmares 2018 No. 3

Published October 30th, 2018 - by

In part 3 of our new series of DB2 Support Nightmares we look at the risks of staying on out of support databases. Sign-up to receive DB2 Support Nightmare updates or download our previous series ‘Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How to Avoid Them‘ here.

Top 5 DB2 Support Nightmares 2018 No. 2

Published September 12th, 2018 - by

In part 2 of our new series of DB2 Support Nightmares we look at the implications of a “Suck it and See” development approach. This could be strongly related to the Support Nightmare #1, but not necessarily always. Sign-up to receive DB2 Support Nightmare updates or download our previous series ‘Top 10 DB2 Support Nightmares and How Continue Reading

Recovering from corrupt DB2 Storage Group Control Files

Published August 17th, 2018 - by

Recently, we received a distress call from a client who was unable to access their production database and the data within. Client’s main aim was to recover the data from the database by any possible means. The (short) description of the situation was: -there are two DB2 instances on the server, one TEST and one Continue Reading

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