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DB2 9 for Developers by Philip K. Gunning

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Chapter 10. Utilities

This chapter focuses on utilities and commands that you, as an application developer or database administrator, should be familiar with to execute your normal duties in support of DB2 databases. Enhancements to several utilities enable DB2 9 to exploit the new XML data type and to provide the continuous availability demanded by today’s businesses.

One of DB2 9’s most exciting new utility features is the ability to restore a database from table space images and logs. Instead of having to back up an entire database (which can be costly in terms of processing power and time), you can now back up a subset of mission-critical table spaces and use this backup to restore those table spaces at a later date. At a time when increased ...

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