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Which are the main backup and restore processes

db2agent, db2agent and db2med

The main backup and restore processes are:


co-ordinator of all child processes and handles all communications with the application.


db2 buffer manipulator - uses prefetchers to process I/O requests. Places data into or reads data from the backup restore buffers. Passes data to the db2med process.


db2 media controllers - performs I/O with backup destination . Data is written from or read into the backup / restore buffers. Buffers passed back to db2bm.

To see if these process are running:

ps -ef | grep -E "db2agent|db2bm|db2med"
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