How To Fix Bad Container Path Error In DB2 Database?

By | April 2, 2015

Fix Bad Container Path Error In DB2Are you unable to revive your DB2 database from one server to different?

Does the restore process fails with SQL0298N Bad container path?

Getting error while rebuilding the database from one server to another? 

Well this error generally occurs if either DB2 database is corrupted or the server doesn’t have the sufficient disk space. In case of DB2 database corruption, you need the complete backup of the database to revive the data from it. Well if the is either invalid or up-to-date, then the recovery of database becomes necessity of hour.

Table is the most unstable and vital component in relational database management system (RBMS). In DB2 Database all the record are kept in “Table” while various tables are kept in the “Tablespace”. The combination of more than one container makes “tablespace” in DB2 database.  These containers are “Physical unit” where the important data and details are saved in DB2 database table.

 Sometime the data stored in table becomes inaccessible and it can result to damage of DB2 containers. And if you want to access the record or information or the data saved in table you will find an error messages such as –

Bad Container path. SQLSTATE=428B2

When your system displays this error message then the data stored in the database is either corrupted or inaccessible. If you make any other attempt to access then it can lead to data loss situation. In such cases you need to recover the data from regular backup file. What if you don’t have the backup file or the backup file fails to pass the data then at situation the last option left with you is to use third party repair tool.

What are the Possible Causes

Generally the error messages occur in DB2 database due to main two issues – Physical error or the Logical error. Here you got few possible causes:

  • Your DB2 Database is corrupted
  • You restored the database with different set of the defined database
  • Tables or data is saved at remote database/location.

Resolve The Issue

To fix the issue and access the saved data in DB2 database you can use the DB2 Repair Tool (in case if you don’t have backup).  There are various Database Repair utilities available which offers effective repairing program to fix corruption caused due to the logical errors.

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DB2 Database Repair Tool can repair and take proper action as you need to repair your corrupt file. It is very easy to sue and doesn’t need any repairing skill or experience in order to use it. It employee a very powerful scanning algorithms and recovers lost, inaccessible DB2 database “tables” and “tablespaces”.

Steps to Fix Bad Container Path Error In DB2 Database:

Step 1:  Download, Install and Run DB2 File Repair software. It will provides two options to repair db2 file, first option is for if the database is attached to DB2, then you can select the option ‘Repair the database stored at default location‘, and if the database is not attached to DB2 then choose the manual selection of database.

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Step 2: It will provide you the list of database attached to DB2. Select the particular database you want to repair and recover corresponding database objects.

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Step 3: In this step this tool provide the list of recoverable database files. You can see the preview by clicking on it.

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Step 4: Give the path location for the recoverable database and its object to be saved. Click on ‘Ok’ button.

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