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Migrating a database using continuous rolling forward

In most traditional migrations towards a new environment, one will most probably come up with the most current ideas to get the job done, but what about migrating a multi-terabyte sized database with a minimal down time? First, we opted to set up HADR, but that would imply a second down time...

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Db2 12 Migration and Continuous Delivery

Beginning with your migration to Db2 12 for z/OS, you will be embarking on a new journey called continuous delivery. This new way of delivering new features into IBM program products such as Db2 for z/OS will change the migration process and the way you deal with applications going forward....

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DB2 11 for z/OS Extended RBA/LRSN Migration - by David Simpson

Many companies are planning a migration to DB2 11 for z/OS because of the support for expanding the RBA and LRSN. Planning for the expansion is a post-migration task that will require some thought. Let’s take a look at the process. Logging in DB2 for z/OS DB2 addresses its log with a...

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Five Methods for Skip-Level DB2 Version Migrations in DB2 LUW

A version-level upgrade is a detail-oriented task, but is usually not difficult on the pure DB2 side. The difficulties often arise on the application side - where even the scripts a DBA uses to administer DB2 can be called ‘applications’. Some IT shops get behind on their software versions....

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A Migration Changing the Hardware Architecture under DB2

Sometimes, a database must be moved to a new physical home. This can mean new processors, new disk subsystems or sometimes just a new design and architecture on the same hardware or same type of hardware. This article discusses these migrations and some techniques and tools available to migrate...

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[F07] Pitfalls of Data Migration

There are several ways of migrating data. This presentation will concentrate on migrating data using DSN1COPY. In order to use DSN1COPY, you must be very carefully. When performed improperly, you usually don't find out until you try to access the data after the migration is complete. Trying to...


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[A15] DB2 11 for z/OS Application Compatibility - what you need to know

DB2 11 for z/OS introduces the concept of Application Compatibility to simplify migration. This session will introduce the concept and provide the information you need to know to exploit this new capability to simply your migration from DB2 10 to DB2 11. We will also cover how to exploit this...


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Migrating to DB2

Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Meet DB2 3. Sybase Migration Project Description 3.1. Translation Process 3.2. ITK Translation Process 4. Translation of Triggers 4.1. Row-level versus Statement Level Triggers 4.2. Compound SQL (compiled) versus Compound SQL (in-lined) 4.3. Before...

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reTHINK migration - Part I of II

Very funny animated video on the tale of two villagers who want to break free from the baron\\'s taxes and flee to the wonderful town of DB2, over on the other side of migration mountain. Visit to learn more.