DB2 Command Line Example: Restoring to a Point-in-Time
Use a point-in-time restore to revert the database to a state before an undesired transaction or before a point of failure.
Before You Begin
- Drop the database by using the DB2 command "db2 drop database <db_name>".
- Verify that the DB2 archive log path and the DB2 retrieve path are empty.
- Empty the DB2 online log path.
- At the DB2 command prompt, type the following command, substituting the database_parameter database_name with your database name and the backup_image_timestamp with the backup image timestamp:
Note: For a DB2 instance on 64-bit AIX, Solaris, HP PARISC or 64-bit Linux on System Z, replace Base with Base64.
The backup image timestamp is 14 characters. It has the following format:
- yyyy - the year
- mm - the 2 digit month representation (01-12)
- dd - the day
- hh - the hour in 24-hour clock format (00-23)
- mm - the minute (0-59)
- ss - the second (0-59)
db2 restore db <database_name> load '/opt/commvault/Base/libDb2Sbt.so' taken at <backup_image_timestamp>
- On the command line, type the following command:
db2 rollforward db database_name to time