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IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux , UNIX and Windows helps you speed up DB2 backup processing

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-212
May 3, 2011


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
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IBM® DB2® Merge Backup creates the fastest possible DB2 backups for your production system.

The new IBM DB2 Merge Backup tool helps you prepare a backup strategy that:

  • Is in alignment with your Service Level Agreement (SLA) strategy and
  • Provides the lowest impact on production, yet provides the necessary recovery assets

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux®, UNIX® and Windows® V1.1 is a new product that allows you to speed up taking DB2 backups on your production servers and to have full current backups available for much shorter restore times.

IBM DB2 Merge Backup combines incremental and delta backups with the latest full backup to create a new full and current backup without actually taking a new full backup and slowing down your production system. All this processing runs outside and independently of the current DB2 process. If a restore is later required, DB2 Merge Backup can help speed the recovery.

This product will appeal to new and existing DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows customers who:

  • Already use tools to deliver significant value for their DB2 investment
  • Need help to come up with a backup strategy to help address their Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Have large databases that are getting more difficult to manage


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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.



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Planned availability date
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  • May 20, 2011: Electronic availability
  • June 17, 2011: Media availability


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Description
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When DBAs need to back up large amounts of data from very large databases, they want to complete the backup quickly to avoid impacting application processing. The negative impact from taking a database down to create a full backup can mean implications to the database group responsible for keeping the database up and further loss of sales and revenue due to the application being down.

  • IBM DB2 Merge Backup is a stand-alone command line utility that can merge full or incremental DB2 backups to create a new full backup.
  • IBM DB2 Merge Backup uses the DB2 database history to determine which backups to merge; the utility accesses these backups and builds a new full backup that contains relevant information from the source backups.
  • A backup created by IBM DB2 Merge Backup contains the same information as a DB2 full backup, and you can use it instead of the last incremental backup.

With IBM DB2 Merge Backup, DBAs can more quickly define and execute a backup strategy that is in line with their outage-related SLAs and provide faster methods for recovery. IBM DB2 Merge Backup can help increase database availability and decrease the time spent by DBAs waiting for expensive backups to process.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

DB2 Merge Backup for LUW is capable as of June 17, 2011, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details on the products accessibility compliance, can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Program       VRM           Program name
number
 
5725-B07      1.1.0         DB2 Merge Backup for
                            Linux, UNIX and Windows


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this product.

IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The minimum hardware resources required for IBM DB2 Merge Backup are:

  • 128 MB of RAM
  • 300 MB of disk space
Software requirements

Windows/UNIX:

  • Microsoft® Windows XP Professional 32 and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate Editions 32 and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate Editions 32 and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise and Data Center 32 and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, Enterprise and Data Center 32 and 64 bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard, Enterprise and Data Center 32 and 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard R2, Enterprise R2 and Data Center R2 64 bit
  • AIX® V5.3 64 bit
  • AIX V6.1 64 bit
  • AIX V7.1 64 bit
  • HP-UX 11I v2 IA64
  • HP-UX 11I v3 Ia64
  • Solaris SPARC 9 64 bit
  • Solaris SPARC 10 64 bit

Linux x86:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4.0 x86-32 bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0 x86-32 bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AS/ES 4.0 x86 32 and x86 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Desktop 10.0 x86-32 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 x86 32 and x86 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 x86 32 and x86 64 bit

Linux on System p®:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 4.0 32 and 64 bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 5.0 32 and 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0 32 and 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 32 and 64 bit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 32 and 64 bit

Linux on System z®:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES 5.0 for IBM System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10.0 for IBM System z
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 for IBM System z

The following data servers are supported with IBM DB2 Merge Backup:

  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.5 Fix Pack 8 or later
  • DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows V9.7 Fix Pack 4 or later

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

The physical deliverable for IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, UNIX and Windows V1.1 consists of a media pack that includes the following DVD:

IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, UNIX and Windows DVD

Security, auditability, and control

DB2 Merge Backup for LUW uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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This product is available only via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

The product may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/IBM_SW_ValueNet.html

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet in your geography for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group        Product
                                                         category
 
IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux,     IBM Database 2™      DB2 Tools
UNIX and Windows
Program name                          PID               Charge unit
                                      number            description
 
IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux,       5725-B07          Per Processor
 UNIX and Windows                                        Value Unit for
                                                         Linux on System
                                                         z
IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux,       5725-B07          Per Processor
 UNIX and Windows                                        Value Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

Processor Value Unit (PVU) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by Processor Value, Brand, Type, and Model Number at the web page below) and the number of processors made available to the Program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the Program using either Full Capacity licensing or Virtualization Capacity (Sub-Capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (see web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Note: Some programs may require licenses for the Program AND what is being managed. In that case, the following applies: In addition to the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the Program.

Note: Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis ONLY. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the Program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the Program.

Note: A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies: Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the Program, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this Program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the Referenced Program as if the Program itself were executing everywhere the Referenced Program was executing, independent of the basis on which the Referenced Program is licensed.

Note: Express® and Workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies: The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM Express and Middleware Programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Passport Advantage program licenses

DB2 Merge Backup for LUW

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux. UNIX, and Windows
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  E0AHULL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0G7HLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW Per Processor Value Unit (PVU)  D0G7ILL
 SW S&S Reinstate 1

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW V1.1.0
IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux, UNIX and Windows V1.1    BB15LML
 Multilingual Media Pk

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

DB2 Merge Backup for LUW V1.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
DB2 Merge Backup for        IBM DB2 Merge Backup for    BB15LML
 Linux, UNIX and Windows     Linux, UNIX and Windows
 Processor Value Unit        V1.1 Multilingual Media Pk
DB2 Merge Backup for        IBM DB2 Merge Backup for    BB15LML
 Linux, UNIX and Windows     Linux, UNIX and Windows
 Processor Value Unit for    V1.1 Multilingual Media Pk
 Linux on System z

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform product for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run on the Linux operating system on System z IFL engines, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

DB2 Merge Backup for LUW

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM DB2 Merge Backup for Linux. UNIX, and Windows
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW Per Proc VU for Linux Sys z SW  D0GAGLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW Per Proc VU for Linux on Sys z  E0AIULL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW Per Proc VU for Linux on Sys z  D0GAFLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

License Information form number
Program name                          Program        Form number
                                      number
 
DB2 Merge Backup for LUW              5725-B07       L-DNAA-86NSGM

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that if for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

This product is available only via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable



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