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Verifying DB2 backup images using db2ckbkp command

Created: 27 Feb 2013 • Updated: 28 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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Hi all,

We are just starting to use the DB2 agent in our environment, and wanted to find out about verifying DB2 backups using the db2ckbkp command. I have read all the guides I can but haven't been able to find the information.

As per process of obtaining the DB2 backup list we run the following command - bplist -C <Client> -t 18 -l -R /

This gives us the following output.

-rw-rw-r-- db2inst1  staff      137610056K Jan 23 11:31 /DB2/TESTDB/node0000/20130123113137/TESTDB.0.db2inst1.node0000.0.20130123113137.1

What I want to know is if it is possible to somehow verify this image from DB2 using the db2ckbkp command?

Previously we would run the following command against an image to get the header information.

db2ckbkp -h SAMPLE2.0.TEST.NODE0000.CATN0000.19990818122909.001

           Server Database Name           -- SAMPLE2
           Server Database Alias          -- SAMPLE2
           Client Database Alias          -- SAMPLE2
           Timestamp                      -- 19990818122909
           Database Partition Number      -- 0
           Instance                       -- test
           Sequence Number                -- 1
           Release ID                     -- 900
           Database Seed                  -- 65E0B395
           DB Comment's Codepage (Volume) -- 0
           DB Comment (Volume)            --                              
           DB Comment's Codepage (System) -- 0
           DB Comment (System)            --                              
           Authentication Value           -- 255
           Backup Mode                    -- 0
           Include Logs                   -- 0 
           Compression                    -- 0
           Backup Type                    -- 0
           Backup Gran.                   -- 0
           Status Flags                   -- 11
           System Cats inc                -- 1
           Catalog Database Partition No. -- 0
           DB Codeset                     -- ISO8859-1
           DB Territory                   --
           LogID                          -- 1074717952
           LogPath                       -- /home/db2/test/NODE0000/
           Backup Buffer Size             -- 4194304
           Number of Sessions             -- 1
           Platform                       -- 0

 Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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What I want to know is if it is possible to somehow verify this image from DB2 using the db2ckbkp command?

Sorry, but the (overly simplified) answer is "no." | APPLBN | 761LBN