IBM Db2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows

Update your Favorites: SAP on IBM Db2 Documentation Has Moved

A few weeks ago, I informed you that the documentation is being migrated from SAP Service Marketplace to SAP Help Portal (see my blog post Guides for SAP on IBM Db2 Now Public and with a New Design). This migration is now complete – so make sure you update your favorites! Where Can You Find the Documentation Now? There’s an overview page with all available product documentation: https://help.sap.com/viewer/p/DB6 What’s new? All current …

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Update your Favorites: SAP on IBM Db2 Documentation Has Moved

A few weeks ago, I informed you that the documentation is being migrated from SAP Service Marketplace to SAP Help Portal (see my blog post Guides for SAP on IBM Db2 Now Public and with a New Design). This migration is now complete – so make sure you update your favorites! Where Can You Find the Documentation Now? There’s an overview page with all available product documentation: https://help.sap.com/viewer/p/DB6 What’s new? All current …

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Database Administration Using the DBA Cockpit: News

As you might know, the DBA Cockpit is a database monitoring and administration tool for SAP systems. I would like to share a few news with you about it: DBA Cockpit Documentation Now Public So far, the documentation for the DBA Cockpit was available on SAP Service Marketplace, which was open to SAP customers and partners, but required a login with user name and password. You might be pleased to …

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Guides for SAP on IBM Db2 Now Public and with a New Design

So far the guides for SAP on IBM Db2 have been available on SAP Service Marketplace in PDF format. This is now changing: We’re slowly moving all available documentation for SAP on IBM Db2 from SAP Service Marketplace to SAP Help Portal. Why is this good news for you? Well, first of all, there’s no need any more to log on to SAP Service Marketplace with a user and password. …

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DB6: Script to estimate log space required for InfoCube Compression

This blog post is written in conjunction with KBA: 2512638 While the KBA provides steps to manually estimate log space consumption during InfoCube compression via data collected by SQL. The aim of this blog is to provide a script that will take the technical name of the InfoCube and perform the calculations in the background. If the script proves successful we will add it to the KBA. To estimate the …

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News from Db2 Development and Support: New Fix Packs, Recommendations for Intrapartition Parallelism

New Modification Packs Released by SAP SAP has certified the following fix packs and modification packs for IBM Db2: IBM Db2 11.1 MP2 FP2SAP IBM Db2 10.5 FP8SAP3 IBM Db2 10.1 FP6SAP IBM Db2 9.7 FP11SAP If you are closely watching IBM’s security bulletins, you might be glad to hear that these SAP-certified Fix Packs contain the following APARs: Security Bulletin: IBM® DB2® LUW on AIX and Linux Affected by …

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Updated Version of SAP BW Administration Guide Available

Are you a database administrator for SAP BW systems running on IBM Db2? Then this is for you: An updated version of our SAP BW administration guide for systems running on IBM Db2 on Linux, UNIX, and Windows is available. What’s new? A new program RSDU_IC_STARFLAT_MASSCONV for mass conversion of standard InfoCubes to flat InfoCubes is available. A new RSADMIN parameter DB6_ALLOW_CDE for disabling BLU Acceleration in the entire SAP …

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Updated Tools and Guides for Installation, System Copy/Rename, and Dual-Stack Split

The new version of the software provisioning manager, SWPM 1.0 Support Package 20, is now available for download: https://support.sap.com/en/tools/software-logistics-tools.html At the same time, the relevant guides for installation, system copy/rename, and dual-stack split have been updated. Note that, with the publication of SWPM 1.0 SP 20, we have removed the guides from our old publication platform on SAP Service Marketplace. Instead, they are available at the following locations: SAP Help …

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Controlling the Use of BLU Acceleration in Your System Using RSADMIN Parameters

We got a few questions about when BLU Acceleration is enabled or disabled in the system. Since this is quite a complex matter, I’m trying to give you an overview here. BLU Acceleration in SAP Systems: Prerequisites I’m assuming here that you are already familiar with what BLU Acceleration is, when you can use it for your benefit in an SAP system, and what the prerequisites are for SAP systems. …

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