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Informix Pocket Guide on Android - My leap into the New Millineum
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As you have likely noticed, our IM Support team has been hard at work publishing technical tips since the IBM Centennial Celebration on June 16 2011. We're going to bring you 100 tips before June 16, 2012 as our little way of saying "Happy 100th, IBM!"
In this post, you can find links to all of our technical tips broken down by product/interest area. We hope that you find these tips useful and will keep watching for more in 2012!
Resources: Videos, Portal Updates, and more!
It amazes me some times how innovative DBAs can be. Truly out of the box solutions and that I want to have on my DO list.
As you run into any of the Do's or Don’ts please share them with us.
Here is one. Always take a back up then periodically verify that the backup is valid (DO).
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Do you have an IBM ID? If your answer is no, you will want to register for one today because you will now need to log-in to Fix Central using your IBM ID to download fixes.
It only takes a few minutes to register for an IBM ID by clicking here. Not only will registering give you access to fixes on Fix Central, your IBM Registration ID is your single point of access to IBM web applications that use IBM Registration. The benefits of having an IBM Registration ID will increase over time as more and more IBM applications migrate to IBM Registration.
Fix Central is your central resource for fixes and updates for your system's software, hardware, and operating system. Click here to visit Fix Central.
Below you will find information on this new enhancement, and how it works with DB2 fix pack downloads:
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To stay current with the latest technical information for IBM Informix, here is a summary of the most popular technical docs for Informix. Happy reading!
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STAR ME UP!
Over the weekend, a pilot "Star Rating" program was deployed for several IBM products across the portfolio, including technical support documents for Informix Servers and DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows. In the future, you will be able to see these ratings in the IBM Support Portal.
This rating system is in addition to our current feedback mechanism, so please continue to let us know if our support documents help you achieve your goal and how we can improve them.
Star me up! I'll take you places that you've never, never seen!
(apologies to the Rolling Stones)
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100 Tech Tips: #70: Informix Support at IIUG
The International Informix User Group (IIUG) is holding their annual conference in San Diego, CA from April 22 - 25. As always, our Informix Support team will be there and is looking forward to meeting with those of you who will be attending.
Here is a quick snapshot of where Informix Support will be at the event and how you can find us:
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
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Have you checked out the Informix "Chat with the Labs" series? This is an informative and interactive way to learn more about Informix products and features. This is an awesome resource, and if you haven't participated, you should. The next session is discussing Informix Genero, a new product in partnership with Four Js. Informix Genero offers an exciting set of functionality for the modernization of Informix 4GL applications.
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Our team is ready to go and eager to meet with you at Information on Demand 2011! We can hardly believe another IOD is around the corner!
Below you will find a list of our leaders attending IOD and where you can find them:
Where you can find Rosanne, Al, Gene and Chris:
Follow Rosanne, Al, Gene, and Chris on Facebook!
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This year's IIUG Conference is now only days away. Our Informix Support team is ready to go and is looking forward to speaking with you. Here is a quick overview of where you can find us at IIUG:
Tuesday May 17
Wednesday May 18
Click here to view the full schedule of sessions.
Hope to see you at IIUG!
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Watch a short video to guide you through a few easy steps in setting up Informix Storage Manager on Unix servers.
Backing up your Informix Database Server with onbar requires a storage manager.
Informix database server product ships with ISM. For step by step instructions on setting up ISM follow the link in the following document for access to the webcast
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Informix introduced the PSM (Primary Storage Manager); a new backup storage manager in version 12.10 that replaced the previous ISM (Informix Storage Manager). The PSM manages storage devices used for backup and restore requests that are issued by Onbar. This storage manager supports both serial and parallel processing for backup and restore requests. PSM is easier to set up and use, even in embedded environments. You just need to perform four simple steps to configure PSM and take an Onbar backup:
You use the Informix onpsm utility to manage storage for Onbar backup and restore operations, including parallel backups that use file devices (disks).
The onsmsync utility provides new commands that you can use to export backups to, and import them from, Informix PSM external device pools.
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Informix RFE (Request For Enhancement) Process
Learn how the RFE process works in the IBM RFE Community. In the RFE Community, you can collaborate with IBM development teams and other product users through your ability to search, view, comment on, submit, and track product requests for enhancement (RFEs)
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I thought I would get my BLOG started by saying I'm excited about 12.10 the latest and greatest INFORMIX
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How to restore critical administrative files with onbar utility?
It is already known to us that onbar backs up some critical administrative files during storage space backup. These critical files are as follows:
There may be a situation when you need to restore one of these files, for example: replace disks, restore to a second computer system (imported restore) etc. However, previously there was no easy way to restore these files from onbar backup. You need to depend on the Informix Technical Support to perform this operation.
Starting with Informix vesion 12.10.xC2, you can restore the critical files that you backed up with onbar utility. Onbar cold restore has an option now to restore these files or you can only restore these file without perform the storate space restore.
Use 'onbar -r -cf yes' to restore critical file during cold restore. Alternatively, you can use 'onbar -r -cf only' to extract critical files while Informix server is offline.