DB2 Backup Status Test

This test reports the statistics pertaining to the backups performed on the target DB2 database server. Using this test, administrators can figure out the count of backups that failed and the count of backup jobs that were completed successfully. In addition, this test reports the maximum time taken to complete the backup jobs. By closely monitoring the measures reported by this test, administrators can pin point the jobs that failed and the further analyze on why the backup jobs failed and rectify the failure at the earliest.

Target of the test : A DB2 database server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every DB2 database server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD – How often should the test be executed
  2. HostThe IP address of the DB2 server
  3. PortThe port number through which the DB2 server communicates. The default port is 50000.
  4. user - Specify the name of the user who has any of the following privileges to the specified DATABASE: SYSADM or SYSCTRL or SYSMAINT or SYSMON. You can create a separate user on the OS hosting the DB2 server for this purpose, and assign any of the aforesaid privileges to that user. The steps for the same are detailed in the Creating a Special User for Monitoring DB2.
  5. password - Enter the password of the specified USER in the PASSWORD text box.
  6. confirm password – Confirm the password by retyping it here.
  7. database - Specify the name of the database on the monitored DB2 server to be used by this test
  8. DETAILED DIAGNOSIS - To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

    • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability

    • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.

Measurements made by the test

Measurement

Description

Measurement Unit

Interpretation

Total backup

Indicates the total number of backups performed during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Completed backup

Indicates the number of backups completed successfully during the last measurement period.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the DB partition number EID, Start time, End Time, Duration(Minutes), Backup ID, Comment text, Number of tablespaces, Tablespace Names, Operation type, Object type, Location, Device type, SQL code, SQL warn and SQL state.

Failed backup

Indicates the number of backups failed during the last measurement period.

Number

Ideally, the value of this measure should be zero.

Any value greater than zero, is a cause of concern, as it indicates the existence of a failed job. To know which job(s) has failed, use the detailed diagnosis capability of this measure.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the DB partition number EID, Start time, End Time, Duration(Minutes), Backup ID, Comment text, Number of tablespaces, Tablespace Names, Operation type, Object type, Location, Device type, SQL code, SQL warn and SQL state.

Maximum duration of completed backup

Indicates the maximum time taken to complete the backup jobs during the last measurement period.

Minutes