Date Added: Feb 2009
This paper describes how to meet challenges posed by shrinking backup and recovery windows using the integrated storage Snapshot features of DB2 9.5. Regardless of the size of the database or the level of activity on the storage system, a Snapshot copy takes only a few seconds to create. The database restore is based on the Snapshot restore and dramatically improves the system availability by providing the ability to recover in minutes, instead of hours or days. Snapshot backup and restore are made possible by the integrated DB2 Advanced Copy Service that allows creating Snapshot copies on the underlying storage.