IBM DB2 Backup Tool for Windows and Linux
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To perform backup and restore operations, IBM DB2 contains built-in backup feature operating from command-line level and providing a user the full spectrum of backup and restoration possibilities (exclude “hot backup”).
This basic set of IBM DB2 backup software methods is and furnished with external utilities allowing more advanced and complex control over backup activity. But the list of these utilities is too long and intricate, and price tags on it are somewhat too heavy. So it is a viable solution to search for the software package that can provide same functionality as native IBM toolkit, with more affordable cost and a bit more user-friendly interface.
The well-established Handy Backup software package from Novosoft LLC contains all the functions and options needed to perform DB2 backup and restoration tasks. This functionality is based on two principal approaches:
So this technology is based on faultless merging the two established and well-proofed systems of backup, taking the best from both parents.
Version 7.4.5, built on November 19, 2013
22.8 MB, 32-bit (above) or 28.9 MB, 64-bit version
Designed initially for Windows, the Handy Backup can be perfect software to perform an IBM DB2 backup for Windows. The modern-day versions of the software aimed into the world of Linux, both through Wine interface and using native design, so for now it is completely possible to use Handy Backup as the Linux IBM DB2 backup utility.
The Handy Backup software is available in some editions aimed to satisfy needs of different users and groups. Two of these editions, Small Server and Server Network, have a built-in plugin allowing to backup and restore IBM DB2 databases automatically if these data types are selected on the task control panel. It is possible to purchase the DB2 backup plugin for other versions of Handy Backup.
With the backup tool installed, just select the checkbox “DB2” as the proceeded data type in the task creating/changing window using the data types tab.
After the pointing DB2 format to perform some backup operations, a user can select some options to organize the secure storage for these data.
To learn how to perform DB2 backup and restore in Handy Backup, please read the User Manual.
A user can plan and control all these options from the solid-looking, user-friendly GUI. No any special knowledge is needed to operate this software.
The process of restoration DB2 data is controlled by the same methods and through the same interface as backup operations.
Shortly, the Handy Backup software tool, taken from user’s point of view, is considering the IBM DB2 databases as just another sort of data, allowing operating the backup tasks on it as any other backup task.
Version 7.4.5, built on November 19, 2013. 22.8 MB, 32-bit (above) or 28.9 MB, 64-bit versionBackup Software from Novosoft LLC. 199 USD per license.
To back up and restore DB2 databases, you can use Handy Backup Small Server software. Free 30-days trial version!
Compared to native IBM DB2 backup solutions, Handy Backup is a very profitable purchase; by the price tag from $199 for the Small Server edition, you can buy a universal and very versatile data-preserving utility allowing you to include DB2 data in an overall strategy of backup created for your infrastructure.
With DB2 plugin already included, the solution can perform almost any other databases backup, e.g. MySQL backup, MS SQL backup, ODBC-compatible database backup and some other database formats, and backup any valued file formats and directories, too. The price already includes the lifetime license and strong, competent technical support, readily available anytime and anywhere through the Internet or other telecommunication means.
Database backup plug-ins: MySQL, MS SQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, Lotus Notes and ODBC
Other significant advantages of Handy Backup as an IBM DB2 backup software are simple and intuitive GUI, unified for all types of tasks and data, and the wide range of destination devices available for storing data backed up.
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