IBM has just introduced the New DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, UNIX and Windows. This tool was announced at IDUG on May 3, and it allows DB2 customers to greatly reduce downtime, CPU consumption, DBA Labor and Risk during Recovery.
IBM DB2 Merge Backup combines incremental and delta backups with the latest full backup to create a new full and current backup without actually taking a new full backup and slowing down your production system. All this processing runs outside and independently of the current DB2 process. If a restore is later required, DB2 Merge Backup can help speed the recovery. Think about never having to take a full backup again...
Imagine a tool that allows backups strategies that have the lowest impact on production yet provides the necessary recovery assets when time is of the essence.
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