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Who's in charge here?  Moderator, please.  Member "tonia" is spamming the list with personal-contact requests, requests for pictures and correspondence (not about DB2 either).  Can someone pull "her"…Continue

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Philip Sevetson
Job Title:
DB2 Database Administrator
MISI Company
Platforms of Interest:
Linux/UNIX/Windows, z/OS

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Log Sizing and Best Practices for Logging and Log Monitoring

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 3:31pm 0 Comments



Yesterday's discussion on DB2-L about logging raised some valid concerns and led me to address logging in somewhat greater detail.  My thread of the conversation is shared below.  If you find it to be of value, please comment and link to it for your colleagues.


--Phil Sevetson




Sent: Wednesday,…


On Log Sizing and Placement with DB2 for z/OS

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Today, on DB2-L, someone once again asked the classic questions about how many logs and how big they should be.  I've written ad-hoc responses to this on DB2-L several times, and I think it's time I shared it in permanent form with the wider community.


-----Original Message-----


Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 4:02 PM

To: ''

Subject: [DB2-L] - Log Archival


We recently experienced a problem with our tape library…


About Passing the DB2 9 Fundamentals Certification Examination

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

Ahem.  Your attention please, for a moment, if you’re interested in DB2 DBA Certifications as a z/OS DBA.  I’m posting this to talk specifically about the DB2 9 Fundamentals exam.



Thoughts on reading Willie's recent "Do We Need More DB2 Reference Materials?" post

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments


A week ago, I encountered a very frustrated analyst/colleague, who was having trouble absorbing enough knowledge of DB2 to understand why the changes she'd asked me for weren't working.  I tried to explain what was going on, and I think we reached a meeting of the minds, but one thing she said as she was leaving struck me (and I'm sorry I can't remember an exact quote!); she really wanted to learn enough about DB2 that the answers to mildly technical questions like this were no…


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