Category Archives: DB2 Support

How important is your organisations data?

If your answer wasn’t along the lines of “our data is absolutely vital to our business” then you can look away now, this blog isn’t for you! If, like most people you’re in agreement that your organisations data is of … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Review your Database Availability – Part 3 Reputational Damage

From working with many customers to help keep their critical databases up and running we have come up with the top 6 reasons for putting Database Availability at the top of your priority list. In this blog we look at … Continue reading

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Out of Support Database – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

The set-up   You have a mission critical database that uses DB2 V9.7 or 10.1 (or even earlier! We do have customers still running V8). It’s robust, reliable and gives little cause for concern. Upgrading to a new version is … Continue reading

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5 Misconceptions about Outsourcing Database Support

1 – You have to outsource all of your IT support This can be a key concern for many organisations. They can see the benefits of outsourcing or using a 3rd party provider for support but worry about whether they … Continue reading

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Ooops I found some DB2

It might sound somewhat unusual but sometimes organisations stumble across DB2 in their IT estate which they didn’t realise existed or that they hadn’t planned for. There can be a variety of reasons for this. When an organisation purchases a … Continue reading

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“Suck it and See” development – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

  The set-up   This could be strongly related to the Support Nightmare #1, but not necessarily always. We have many clients who have rigorous change and version control procedures, where nothing goes into a downstream environment until it’s been … Continue reading

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How to get the most out of your RemoteDBA service

Got a RemoteDBA for DB2 support service or thinking about taking one out? Make sure you get the most out of it with these tips: Give the RemoteDBA team as much information as possible Knowledge is power! The more information … Continue reading

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What kind of summer break will your DBA be having? Sun, sea and sangria or a hotel lobby, dodgy WIFI and support calls?

We’re finally thawing out after a particularly long winter. The #beastfromtheeast is a distant memory and thoughts are turning to blue skies and beaches. Now is the time to start planning for that tricky holiday silly-season. If your organisation has … Continue reading

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Single User Access – A DB2 Support Nightmare!

The set-up When you install DB2 you obviously have an all-powerful instance owner ID and password. The best option, once you’ve got DB2 up and running, is to ensure that no-one, except essential support staff, has access to it. From … Continue reading

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I already have a DBA. Why do I need RemoteDBA?

Skilled DBAs are in high demand. A DBA’s workload generally covers a huge array of tasks including; day to day database management and monitoring, database design, capacity planning, programming and development, database availability. The list goes on! With all this … Continue reading

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