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Upgrade for DB2 7.2 Workgroup edition?

sea
I have DB2 7.2 Workgroup edition -- I do not see a Workgroup edition
in version 8.1 -- what edition of 8.1 should I use to have a smooth
upgrade without having to unistall 7.2 and then reinstall?

Thank you very much!
Nov 12 '05 #1
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"sea" <se*****@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I have DB2 7.2 Workgroup edition -- I do not see a Workgroup edition
in version 8.1
Check with DB2 UDB V8.1 EXPRESS EDITION
-- what edition of 8.1 should I use to have a smooth
upgrade without having to unistall 7.2 and then reinstall?

Thank you very much!

Nov 12 '05 #2
Workgroup and DB2 Express are both available in v8.1. The 8.1
announcement letter is here:

http://www-3.ibm.com/fcgi-bin/common...um=ENUS202-214

Express is described in a May/2003 announcement.

sea wrote:
I have DB2 7.2 Workgroup edition -- I do not see a Workgroup edition
in version 8.1 -- what edition of 8.1 should I use to have a smooth
upgrade without having to unistall 7.2 and then reinstall?

Thank you very much!


Nov 12 '05 #3
V8 comes in two and a half flavors.
1) DB2 V8 Workgroup Server Edition, known as WSE
2) DB2 V8 Entreprise Server Edition, known as ESE
That edition has a feature known Partition Database Facility (the ½),
which allows you to partition the db and its tablespaces on
logical/physiucal nodes in one or more boxes.
HTH, Pierre.
"sea" <se*****@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
news:f8**************************@posting.google.c om...
I have DB2 7.2 Workgroup edition -- I do not see a Workgroup edition
in version 8.1 -- what edition of 8.1 should I use to have a smooth
upgrade without having to unistall 7.2 and then reinstall?

Thank you very much!


Nov 12 '05 #4
Ian
sea wrote:
I have DB2 7.2 Workgroup edition -- I do not see a Workgroup edition
in version 8.1 -- what edition of 8.1 should I use to have a smooth
upgrade without having to unistall 7.2 and then reinstall?


You might also read the following article from DB2 Developer Domain,
it explains the differences between the various licensing options:

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...ikopoulos.html
Good luck

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