How to terminate a DB2 backup

30 July,2014 by Tom Collins

Question: How can I terminate a DB2 backup ? Using   db2 list utilities I can see a BACKUP in progress , but how can I terminate the BACKUP from within DB2?

Answer:   To identify the process managing the BACKUP use this command

db2 list applications show detail | grep -i perform

From this result identify the process id related to the BACKUP. Force the application ID with this command. Check db2 list utilities to confirm if the backup is still running

Db2 force application (application_id)

Read More on DB2 backups

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