failarchpath - Failover log archive path configuration parameter

This parameter specifies a path to which the Db2® database system will try to archive log files if the log files cannot be archived to either the primary or the secondary (if set) archive destinations because of a media problem affecting those destinations. This specified path must reference a disk.

Configuration type
Applies to
  • Database server with local and remote clients
  • Client
  • Database server with local clients
  • Partitioned database server with local and remote clients
Parameter type
Configurable Online
Default [range]
Null [ ]

If there are log files in the path specified by the current value of failarchpath, any updates to failarchpath will not take effect immediately. Instead, the update will take effect when all applications disconnect.

When using Advanced Log Space Management (ALSM), it is recommended that you set a failarchpath value to allow archiving to take place if the primary log archive target is malfunctioning. This precaution helps prevent the extraction scan from going idle.

It is recommended the failarchpath be on a different file system then the main archive logpath to ensure the same media failure does not affect both paths.