Informix Dynamic Server – Logical log files are almost full – backup is needed
Posted by Emerson Takahashi on November 23, 2009
Yesterday we had a problem with an Informix Dynamic Server that wasn’t going to Online Mode. The problem was that the Logical log was full and it hang the Informix Dynamic Server
root@hp-ux:/ # tail -f /usr/informix/onlinep.log
Sun Nov 22 10:48:32 2009
10:48:32 Event alarms enabled. ALARMPROG = ‘/usr/informix/etc/log_full.sh’
10:48:33 Booting Language <c> from module <>
10:48:33 Loading Module <CNULL>
10:48:33 Booting Language <builtin> from module <>
10:48:33 Loading Module <BUILTINNULL>
10:48:38 Informix Dynamic Server 2000 Version 9.21.FC5 Software Serial Number
10:48:38 Informix Dynamic Server 2000 Initialized — Shared Memory Initialized.
10:48:38 Physical Recovery Started at Page(4:21673).
10:48:38 Physical Recovery Complete: 0 Pages Examined 0 Pages Restored.
10:48:38 Logical Recovery Started.
10:48:38 10 recovery worker threads will be started.
10:48:41 Logical Recovery Complete.
0 Committed, 0 Rolled Back, 0 Open, 0 Bad Locks
10:48:42 Logical log files are almost full – backup is needed.
10:48:42 Dataskip is now OFF for all dbspaces
10:48:42 Checkpoint Completed: duration was 0 seconds.
10:48:42 Checkpoint loguniq 5951, logpos 0×18018
10:48:42 Dropping temporary TBLspace 100120, recovering 8 pages.
The problem was solved when someone ran ontape -c and it backed up the log to the tape.
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