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Start Using Binlogs: A Quick Guide

Start Using Binlogs: A Quick Guide

Binary logs play an important role in replication and data recovery. In replication, source databases communicate data changes recorded in its binary logs to the replica's relay logs. They can also be used to repair a replica experiencing data drift. In a similar way,...

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Azure Monitor

Azure Monitor

There are quite a few monitoring tools out there that can benefit you in your environment, but if you want to capitalize on robust alerting and monitoring within the Azure space, then Azure Monitor is the ideal solution to use. Azure Monitor will allow your...

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Investigating Locking in Db2

Investigating Locking in Db2

The purpose of this article is to provide guidance on the various ways available for getting basic information about locking events in a Db2 database. Where possible the information gathered allows for targeting a specific table. The information provided by these...

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Prepping for MySQL 5.7 Upgrade

Prepping for MySQL 5.7 Upgrade

MySQL 5.6 reached its end-of-life (EOL) in February 2021. If you haven't upgraded to MySQL 5.7, you are not the only one. It can be an intimidating endeavor. There are configuration, system table, server, Innodb and SQL changes to consider. And, documentation is not...

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Resolving SQLCODE -551 on View Creation

Resolving SQLCODE -551 on View Creation

I recently faced an interesting challenge. I was working to replace (rebuild) a view with updated DDL, but when executing the CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW statement, Db2 returned error code SQL0551N. This error means that the user ID doesn't have authority to perform the...

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