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Installation & Upgrade

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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...
8 days ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Submitted

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...
14 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

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

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

Do some more checking when Db2 fixpack is installed - like will fixpack be working after instance upgrade

On my test computer Linux x86_64, Db2 v11.5.8.0 is installed and I decided to upgrade to v11.5.9.0. 1. I checked prerequisite and everything was successful. ./db2prereqcheck -i -s -v 11.5.9.0 2. I installed Db2 server and installation was s...
7 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration

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

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

Add possibility to specify uid/gid for db2instance owner in container

It would be beneficial to be able to specify uid/gid for db2instance in container. Example: DB2INSTANCE_UID (default ...) is to specify the uid of the Db2 instance owner DB2INSTANCE_GID (default ...) is to specify the gid of the Db2 instance owner...
10 months 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...
11 months ago in Db2 / Installation & Upgrade 0 Not under consideration