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The onstat - command will produce a status line for the Informix server. The status line is produced with every onstat command that is executed with a few exceptions. The first portion identifies the server and the current version. The second portion indicates the status of the server. The status of the Informix server can take on one of the following 9 values:
Additionally, the server status can be accompanied by secondary information. The value of (Prim) or (Sec) will be displayed for systems running data replication. (CKPT REQ) will appear if a checkpoint is required; (CKPT INP) will appear if a checkpoint is in progress; and (LONGTX) will appear if a long transaction is currently being rolled back.
The final two portions provide the length of time the server has been up, followed by the total size of the shared memory segments (resident + virtual) used by the server in Kbytes. If the server is blocked from performing any work, the reason for the block is added to the end of the status line. The possible reasons for a blocked system include:
LONGTX Long Transaction
ARCHIVE Archive Requested Block
MEDIA_FAILURE DBSpace being marked down
HANG_SYSTEM Server Requested Block
DBS_DROP DBSpace is being dropped
DDR DDR Synchronization
LBU Prevent Log Backups
The following SQL should report the header information
select * from sysshmhdr where name like "ckpt%";
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