IBMDB2I tables are created by specifying the
ENGINE=IBMDB2I option on a
ALTER TABLE statement. These
tables are stored as DB2 for i objects in the QSYS.LIB file
system. Therefore, in contrast to the behavior of other storage
IBMDB2I table and index data does not
reside beneath the datadir directory with other MySQL table data.
When the first
IBMDB2I table is created in a
MySQL schema, the corresponding DB2 schema will be created (if it
does not already exist).
Note that if the user profile running MySQL has sufficient
authority dropping a MySQL schema will drop a DB2 schema of the
same name even if the schema never contained any
IBMDB2I tables and contains objects not related
to MySQL. Therefore, it is recommended that extreme caution be
used when dropping MySQL schemas when the
IBMDB2I plugin is installed.