Category: Upgrade

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High Availability Options for Db2 LUW

Why Should a Database be Highly Available? It is significantly easier to implement high availability at other levels than it is at the database level. Often the database server is one of the more powerful servers in an environment, and without some fancy footwork there can be only one live copy of data. Ignoring high availability at the database level...

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DB2 Basics: Patching DB2

Like any software, DB2 requires frequent patching. A database should be one of the most secure parts of any enterprise, and keeping it secure means keeping up with the fixes that are delivered in fix packs. Fix Packs DB2 delivers many things through fixpacks, including: Security Fixes Bug Fixes New Functionality – though IBM goes back and forth on this...

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Deprecated, Discontinued, and Changed Defined for DB2

With each new release of DB2, there is a list of three different categories of old functionality that is somehow different in the new version. The use of these terms can be confusing if you don’t look at them every day. Discontinued Discontinued means that a feature or function is no longer available. If you try to use it, it...

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TSAMP Issue on Fixpack

As always, when I feel pain, I share the knowledge that pain gained me with my blog readers. Man, that was a painful fixpack. I was upgrading an AIX HADR pair from 10.5 fixpack 3 to 10.5 fixpack 5. My experience has generally been that TSA is painful when patching DB2. Problem Description In this case, I was not patching...