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Restore without rolling forward

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I've done a offline backup and now want to restore the datbase, without rolling forward the logs.

This is what I'm doing:
db2 restore db <database> from . taken at 20090330133907 replace existing without rolling forward

Message received:
SQL2537N Roll-forward is required following the Restore.

Why would I need to do a rollforward with a offline backup? Or is there another way to do this?

Thank you.

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It just means that the backup taken at 20090330133907 was not an offline backup. You can verify that by issuing an appropriate LIST HISTORY command or running db2ckbkp.
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Try,

db2 "rollforward db <database> complete"
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Can't tell you why, but even an offline backup of a database configured for recovery logging must be rolled forward. If the database had circular logging it wouldn't require it.

db2 rollforward db <database> to end of backup and complete

will get the job done.
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