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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.

Note

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

Task

Reference

Prepare to Use the Recovery Management Solution

(Typically you perform these preparatory tasks only once or sporadically.)

 

Install and customize the Recovery Management solution.

Installing and customizing the solution

 

Set subsystem-level default options using the RECOVERY MANAGER online interface.

Setting subsystem-level options

Create Groups

 

Create balanced groups of all objects in the subsystem. Use these groups for disaster recovery or full subsystem recovery.

Creating subsystem groups

 

Create application groups. Use these groups for local application recovery or for prioritized disaster recovery.

Creating application groups

 

Set group-level options if necessary.

Setting group-level options

 

Create application groups for migration of related data.

Moving data with a migration file

Back Up Data for Local Recovery

 

Revalidate the subsystem or application groups.

Activate mirroring support

 

Generate JCL to back up resources that will be required for a local application recovery.

Backing up resources for local recovery

 

Create migration files in preparation for moving data for testing, development or data mining.

Moving data with a migration file

Perform Local Recoveries

 

Revalidate the application groups, specify a recovery point, and generate recovery JCL.

Activate mirroring support

 

Specify the backout-to-forward recovery method.

Backout to forward recovery

 

Specify the automatic index-recovery-to-rebuild method.

Automatic index recovery to rebuild

 

Specify inflight resolution recovery to a timestamp or logpoint.

Inflight resolution technology

 

Perform drop recoveries.

Automated drop recovery

 

Recover to snapshot copies.

Instant Snapshot recovery

 

Recover to a log mark.

Recovery to a log mark

 

Perform a volume recovery.

Volume recovery

Prepare for Disaster Recovery

 

Make copies of the subsystem or application groups that you created previously.

Create copies of business applications

 

Create copies of the RECOVERY MANAGER tables and repositories.

Create copies of repositories

 

Create copies of the DB2 catalog and directory.

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.

Prepare system resources

 

If time has passed since the application copies were made, revalidate the groups for recoverability.

Revalidate groups

 

Generate the JCL to recover all application data.

Generate application recovery JCL

 

Migrate data to test, development or warehouse subsystems using migration files.

Moving data with a migration file

Test Recovery Strategies

 

Perform disaster recovery simulation and estimation.

Performing simulation and estimation

 

Perform local recovery simulation.

Simulation

 

Evaluate data collected during actual, simulated, and estimated disaster recovery.

Evaluate disaster recovery data

Miscellaneous Tasks

(Typically, you perform these tasks on an as-needed basis.)

 

Make Online Consistent Copies for data migration tasks

Online consistent copies

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