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Installation & Upgrade

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Misleading Statement in Db2 documentation on CSBs of given Fixpack

The automated implementation of updates to the most recent CSB would be significantly easier, if one could rely on CSB number only. So, it would be helpful for customer's processing of CSBs and its implementation. In Description for CSBs, e.g., he...
15 days ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 1 Submitted

Automatic migration of EXPLAIN tables in db2 LUW

Dear Team, We have seen whenever we migrate to higher version of db2 luw, the explain tables are not automatically migrated. We need to manually drop and recreate the explain tables to avoid errors like SQL0206N, SQL0220N, SQL1184N. As db2 modific...
about 1 month ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

db2prereqcheck on AIX should detect presence of a soft link for /usr/bin/python3 as it is required by some pureScale cluster components

db2prereqcheck contains code to check the presence of python3. This is required for pureScale (GPFS in particular). However, if the softlink in /usr/bin/python3 is missing, when upgrading from Db2 11.5.8 to 11.5.9, db2prereqcheck doesn't log any m...
10 days 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: https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=udhadrhe-upgrading-db2-servers-in-hadr-environments-without-standby-reinitialization I wou...
8 months ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery / Installation & Upgrade 0 Future consideration
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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

Automate the clean up of orphan rows in the database catalogs during the db2ckupgrade processing.

We have been dealing with orphan rows in the database catalogs for many years now. The first tool to deal with this was db2cleancat and it has gone through various iterations to address all of the various flavors of this type of issue and now has ...
about 2 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

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...
10 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

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 ...
2 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

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...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration