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Installation & Upgrade

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Restrict World Readable permission on Instance home directories for DB2 on Linux

/home/<intance directory> is with world readable permission amd it is considered as major risk on security. Instance home directory defaults to /home and any directory with world readable permissions on /home is tagged with highest security ...
about 24 hours ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

Read On Standby (ROS) Access during Upgrade process LUW

During the version upgrade of Db2 LUW, the standby (ROS enabled) needs to be brought down - during the upgrade: I wou...
6 months ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration
101 VOTE

Method for downgrading FixPack level of Db2 pureScale

In order to downgrade FP level of pureScale, uninstall the product, re-install and recovery from backup are needed.This is time consuming and cannot be done online.Customer want some easy FP fallback method.Most customer plan to FP upgrade with so...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 1 Not under consideration

Restore of online backup taken with older Db2 version

Current product limitation don't allow to restore an online database backup that were taken with a older Db2 level than the on of the Db2 instance . Our production environement must be available on a 24x7 basis and this limitation is a serious lim...
about 6 years ago in Db2 / Backup/Restore/ Rollforward/ Recover / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Provide Db2 history of installs/updates including date

For auditing and compliance purposes, Db2 needs to easily make the following information available:- Database Version, Release, ModPack, FixPack (including security special builds)- Database Date/Time of the creation and subsequent updates- Databa...
8 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

API call to retrieve patch/fix information for any product

Currently we have to check for the existence of any new fixes for all vendor products we support. This is a manual process which is time consuming. Additionally the information requested for compliance doesn't exactly match up with what we can ret...
about 3 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Support Db2 on Red Hat OpenShift

Customers at the TAB meeting in Malta asked if/when Db2 support for Red Hat OpenShift will be available. With the IBM acquisition of Red Hat, support for OpenShift will become more and more important.
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Incompatible platform variation of Db2 software

Our mission-critical system on the IBM i 7.1 has been in operation. But we are promoting the project that upgrades our IBM i 7.1 to i 7.3, because of software withdrawal and support discontinuance.So that also DBMS become upgrade to Db2 for i V7R3...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Make it simple to setup SSL connectivity

There must be something that can be done within Db2's installation/configuration steps to make it easy for users to enable SSL connections - as easy as it is to set up non-SSL connections (or as easy as typing "https://" in a browser window). This...
almost 6 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

Add "Do Not run on Startup" Checkbox to the "DB2 First Steps" app.

This is, without a doubt one of the most annoying applications I deal with. When I log on to a database server, it can take a while to start this app, meaning I am in the middle of something when this app pops up in the middle of my work like some...
9 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration