Ability to create an image copy in parallel with the recovery
Ability to create SHRLEVEL REFERENCE full copies without any impact to the real spaces (OUTCOPY ONLY option)
Dynamic allocation of the output image copies
Recovery that uses Instant Snapshot copies made by the BMC Next Generation Technology Copy for DB2 for z/OS product (NGT Copy)
Recovery simulation, when you use the BMC Recovery Management for DB2 solution
Consistent recovery to any point in time without a pre-established quiesce point, when you use the BMC Recovery Management for DB2 solution
The ability to recover a large number of data sets with a single data set allocation and deallocation when you use a cabinet copy, which you can create if you have a password for a supported solution
Recovery from a dropped table space
Migration of data to another subsystem
Versioned table spaces present special problems during drop recovery or data migration. See Handling DB2 versioning information.
Creation of a shadow (parallel) space on the same subsystem
Specification of input copies
Overriding of log ranges
Conversion of database objects to new definitions with minimal outage
NGT Recover also supports:
LARGE table spaces
LOB table spaces
XML table spaces and index spaces (UTSs)
Universal table spaces
NGT Recover offers enhanced concurrency when accessing DB2 resources and provides additional options to improve processing efficiency. The ability of NGT Recover to analyze and report planned recovery activity provides a high degree of confidence in the predictability of the recovery process.
Consequently, NGT Recover gives you more robust options than DB2 RECOVER for meeting aggressive customer demands for service-level agreements related to down time.