Using Recovery Management for DB2
This section highlights the most useful and unique features of the BMC Recovery Management for DB2 solution and presents suggestions for using these features to meet your goals.
The components of the BMC Recovery Management for DB2 solution include hundreds of features that enable you to customize your backup and recovery strategies to your needs. Review the documentation for the components to become familiar with the powerful functionality available to you.
The table lists the tasks that you perform with the BMC Recovery Management for DB2 solution to prepare for recovery and indicates where to find information about each task.
Recovery Management tasks
Prepare to Use the Recovery Management Solution
(Typically you perform these preparatory tasks only once or sporadically.)
Install and customize the Recovery Management solution.
Set subsystem-level default options using the RECOVERY MANAGER online interface.
Create balanced groups of all objects in the subsystem. Use these groups for disaster recovery or full subsystem recovery.
Create application groups. Use these groups for local application recovery or for prioritized disaster recovery.
Set group-level options if necessary.
Create application groups for migration of related data.
Back Up Data for Local Recovery
Revalidate the subsystem or application groups.
Generate JCL to back up resources that will be required for a local application recovery.
Create migration files in preparation for moving data for testing, development or data mining.
Perform Local Recoveries
Revalidate the application groups, specify a recovery point, and generate recovery JCL.
Specify the backout-to-forward recovery method.
Specify the automatic index-recovery-to-rebuild method.
Specify inflight resolution recovery to a timestamp or logpoint.
Perform drop recoveries.
Recover to snapshot copies.
Recover to a log mark.
Perform a volume recovery.
Prepare for Disaster Recovery
Make copies of the subsystem or application groups that you created previously.
Create copies of the RECOVERY MANAGER tables and repositories.
Create copies of the DB2 catalog and directory.
Establish a recovery point, make copies of the archive logs, and generate JCL for system resource recovery.
If time has passed since the application copies were made, revalidate the groups for recoverability.
Generate the JCL to recover all application data.
Migrate data to test, development or warehouse subsystems using migration files.
Test Recovery Strategies
Perform disaster recovery simulation and estimation.
Perform local recovery simulation.
Evaluate data collected during actual, simulated, and estimated disaster recovery.
(Typically, you perform these tasks on an as-needed basis.)
Make Online Consistent Copies for data migration tasks
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