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Collecting Data: Read first for Informix Family products

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For every problem, collecting data can aid in problem determination and save time resolving Problem Management Records (PMRs). Collecting this data before calling IBM support will help you understand the problem and save time analyzing the data.

Resolving the problem

Collecting data before opening a PMR helps IBM Support determine if:

  • symptoms match known problems (rediscovery).
  • there is a non-defect problem that can be identified and resolved.
  • there is a defect that identifies with an immediately available fix.
  • there is a defect that identifies a workaround to reduce severity.

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What to do next
Once you have collected the preceding information, simply submit the diagnostic information to IBM support.

You can submit files using one of following methods to help speed problem diagnosis:
  • IBM Support Assistant (ISA)
  • Electronic Service Request (ESR)
  • FTP to the Enhanced Customer Data Repository (ECuRep)

See the Related information article, Submitting diagnostic information to IBM Technical Support for problem determination.

Related information

Submitting diagnostic information to IBM Technical Sppt

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Information Management Informix C-ISAM
Information Management Informix DataBlade modules
Information Management Informix Servers
Information Management Informix Extended Parallel Server (XPS)
Information Management Informix OnLine
Information Management Informix Standard Engine (SE)
Information Management Informix Tools

Document information

More support for: Informix family

Software version: 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 4.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 7.3, 8.0, 9.4, 10.0, 11.0, 11.1, 11.5, 11.7

Operating system(s): AIX, DYNIX/ptx, Digital Unix (OSF1)(TRU64), HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, Reliant UNIX, Sinix, Solaris, Windows

Reference #: 1242979

Modified date: 02 April 2010

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