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  1. #1
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    Mar 2007
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    Question Unanswered: DB2 Diskspace Forecasting

    Dear All,

    Good day. I am now again presented with a new problem. I am tasked to forecast how large our db2 database three years from now.

    I don't know where to start. Does anybody know what I should do first? Or maybe a simple outline to follow to get a rough estimate of the DB2 size after three years?

    Thanks for helping me out again.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
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    That is very easy. Determine rate of change in the size of the database during the past year. Declare an assumption that the rate of growth or decline will continue for the foreseeable future. Then multiply the annual rate of change by three! -- that is the database size after three years!!

  3. #3
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    Nov 2009
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    See you can follow this method if it suits you. If you or anybody has been maintaining a capacity planning for the db, in sense what is the size of the db at the end of each month, then things become very easy. You can calculate the actual GB increase month on month or the % of growth every month. Or also at the data level you can calculate how much data is inserted into the db every month. Then you can extrapolate this for the coming 3 years.
    Also take into consideration that you may want to add 25-30% additional capacity on top of this(10% for new tables/columns being added,10% for quarter/year end data spikes ,10% for contingency) for each year and then reach the final estimated value.

    HTH,
    Anirban.

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