CA Datacom BACKUP SEQ=PHYSICAL missing records


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CA Datacom DBUTLTY BACKUP SEQ=PHYSICAL,CMPRS=YES of a compressed area does not backup all the records from the area, some records are missing.


This can happen when running a BACKUP SEQ=PHYSICAL with the default of UPDATE=NO and MULTUSE=NO.
This form of the backup will run in single user mode. If the MUF is active and the area is open for update when the backup runs it can miss records because it does not pick up the records that are still in the MUF pipeline buffers.
In addition, if compressed records are being updated at the same time as the backup is taking place, records could move and be missed by the backup.


Component: DB


To prevent the problem run a DBUTLTY LOCK OPTION=MOVER before the BACKUP SEQ=PHYSICAL to flush the buffers to disk and prevent the movement of compressed records. After the backup run an UNLOCK OPTION=MOVER. For example:


Alternatively use one of the following methods:

  • Specify SEQ=PHYSICAL,UPDATE=YES to ensure the area is not opened for update.

  • Run in multi user mode by specifying the parameter MULTUSE=YES in the BACKUP. 

  • Do a BACKUP SEQ=NATIVE which will not have this problem because it prevents the database from being  updated during the backup.

Additional Information

See DocOps sections Back Up Data AreaPhysical Sequence Backups (Not Continuous Operation) Backups During Continuous Operation Compression and Native Sequence Backups