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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Unanswered: How to restore database from an online backup file

    Hi all,

    My DB2 is version 8.1 on Windows 2000. I have an application running on it so that I have to use online backup. However, it does not have Tivoli installed.

    1. I used this command to backup database:
    backup database "db" user "username" password "password" online to <path>

    2. I tried to restore the database:
    restore database "db" from "path" taken at 20041118145103

    3. Finally I rollforward the database by:
    rollforward database "db" user "username" password "password" to end of logs and stop

    Then, the following exception occurred:
    SQL4970N Roll-forward recovery on database "<name>" cannot reach the specified stop point (end-of-log or point-in-time) because of missing log file(s) on node(s) "<node-list>"

    Do anyone can tell me what was wrong?

    1. Is it possible to online backup database and then restore without Tivoli?
    2. Is my backup/restore approach is wrong?
    3. Any suggestion of the backup/restore methodology but online backup is required?

    Thanks everyone!
    Last edited by levin001; 11-18-04 at 04:43.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004


    the approach is correct
    this sequence should do
    backup - restore - rollforward
    the log files should be available todo the rollforward
    do you use an exit routine to archive the logs ? (db2uext2)
    this routine should also handle the retrieve of the archived logs ..
    Will check if any known problem... because all seems ok..
    Best regards, Guy Przytula

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    One more question: What could I do after achive the log?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    backup restore

    the user exit can do whatever needed (this is a c program)
    the samples do :
    copy file from active directory to archive directory
    copy file to tape
    copy file to tsm or library-tape-manager
    the program should also do the reverse for parameter retrieve
    by default : files are not deleted
    if you do - be sure the archive is correct
    Best Regards, Guy Przytula

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    if your logs are located other than the path given to newlogpath parameter try

    db2 "rollforward db dbname to end of logs and stop overflow log path ('path name')"

    if you are using userexit then it should take care of this.

    I ran into similar problem several times. Sometime I had to restore from a fresh backup. This always gives problems

  6. #6
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    Feb 2010
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