DB2 – Restore database from a ONLINE backup

07 January,2012 by Jack Vamvas

I completed a DB2 backup on server1 with the command:

db2 backup db sample online include logs
Backup successful. The timestamp for this backup image is : 20120106215500

  There was a requirement to RESTORE this database from TSM onto Server2.
I logged on to Server2  and checked I could view the backup copy with:

db2adutl verify full taken at <20120106215500> db mydb
Image Verification Complete - successful.

This was successful . To restore the backup image – the command is:

db2 RESTORE db sample use tsm taken at 20120106215500
db2 rollforward db sample to end of logs
db2 rollforward db sample complete

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Author: Jack Vamvas(http://www.dba-db2.com)

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