Category: Random

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db2commerce.com Year in Review

In October of 2011, I switched my blog that I had been sporadically writing (post every week for a month or two, then get busy and not post for 6 months) from a free blog to a self-hosted blog. I knew I had a spot coming up on the DB2Night show in January, and I wanted to get serious about...

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How to Become a DB2 DBA

It is interesting to me the number of paths there are to database administration. I thought my path was pretty typical. I got my associates degree by the time I was 18, then took a couple of years off from college. While taking those years off, I worked as an accounting clerk. I liked the job well enough, and figured...

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Cloning a DB2 Database Server

I’ve built new servers in half a dozen different ways. One of the ways most favored these days, especially by the other Engineers on my team is cloning. Whether it’s an Amazon EC2 copy or VM Ware that you’re using, some method of taking an image of an existing server and turning it into a new server seems to be...

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IDUG NA Tech Conference 2013 – you can be a presenter!

Any regular readers will know I went to the IDUG NA Tech Conference in 2012, and loved it. For me, it’s just DB2 geek heaven. I know how hard it is to get your employer to pay for such things in tough times, but it is so worth it for the inspiration and ideas you come away with. Where else...

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DB2 Commands: db2relocatedb

I’m pretty proficient with a redirected restore. As a first or second year DBA, I remember being afraid of their voodoo, but I even at one point wrote a redirected restore script (on DB2 7 or 8) that would do a redirected restore of a PeopleSoft database with hundreds of containers, changing the paths in a predictable way on a...