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Next Virtual Meeting:

Date: 28 March 2023
Time: 10:30am Central Daylight Time
Title: Db2 z/OS Recovery – How Best Practices Have Changed to Address New Threats
Abstract: When was the last time you had to do a recover of your Db2 data or reviewed your recovery plan for day-to-day Db2 activity? The reasons to recovery have changed over the last 30 years. In the past, recovery usually revolved around self-inflicted, hardware, or software reasons – but now there are new recovery motives out there, cyberattacks including ransomware. Because many think their Db2 data is covered along with their mainframe systems, which actually just mirrors DASD to multiple remote sites, bad data can be replicated two or three times—and it’s still bad data. A little work now can save many sleepless days, or weeks, when something goes very wrong. Data recovery best practices aren’t just about having the state-of-the-art Db2 recovery tools – it’s about building the process so if something happens, you’re ready and able to react. Join us as we discuss today’s best practices to prepare and practice Db2 Recovery.

Click here to register for this webinar.

We are using Zoom for our meetings.

Copies of earlier presentations are also available:

  • Click here for Craig S Mullins, President & Principal Consultant at Mullins Consulting Inc's: "erstanding Your Rolling 4 Hour Average to Tune Db2 and Lower Mainframe Cost".
    You can listen again to the whole of this meeting here.

Future Virtual Meetings:

Date: 23 May 2023
Time: 10:30am CDT
Title: Writing high performance SQL statements
Presenter: Canvas Botha

Date: 18 July 2023
Time: 10:30am CDT
Title: tbc
Presenter: Mark Rader, Db2 for z/OS Specialist, IBM Z Washington Systems Center

We welcome input from Virtual Db2 user group members about topics they would like to see presented at future virtual meetings. Email your ideas to me at