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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.


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.

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.



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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