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backup image compatibility between different versions

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hi all,

right now, i can recover offline backups from version 6 or 7 to version
8. i want to keep my version 8 backups for next 7 years. does anyone
know how far in the future i will be able to recover my V8 backups.
will i be able to recover my V8 backups to say V12 in the future?

regards,
jag

Nov 12 '05 #1
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<ja****@gmail.com> wrote in message
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hi all,

right now, i can recover offline backups from version 6 or 7 to version
8. i want to keep my version 8 backups for next 7 years. does anyone
know how far in the future i will be able to recover my V8 backups.
will i be able to recover my V8 backups to say V12 in the future?

regards,
jag

I would stay with the V8. The V12 gets terrible gas mileage.
Nov 12 '05 #2

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ja****@gmail.com wrote:
hi all,

right now, i can recover offline backups from version 6 or 7 to version
8. i want to keep my version 8 backups for next 7 years. does anyone
know how far in the future i will be able to recover my V8 backups.
will i be able to recover my V8 backups to say V12 in the future?


No, no one can know that until v12 is released. However, I would
highly doubt that v8 to v12 migration would be supported.

You will need to keep DB2 version 8 itself backed up for those 7 years,
and then formulate a migration plan should the data backups be required
as you move to newer versions of DB2.
Nov 12 '05 #3

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"Darin McBride" <dm******@naboo.to.org.no.spam.for.me> wrote in message
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No, no one can know that until v12 is released. However, I would
highly doubt that v8 to v12 migration would be supported.

You will need to keep DB2 version 8 itself backed up for those 7 years,
and then formulate a migration plan should the data backups be required
as you move to newer versions of DB2.


Current policy is that they support up to 2 release back. So version 6 can
be restored on version 8.
Nov 12 '05 #4

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"Darin McBride" <dm******@naboo.to.org.no.spam.for.me> wrote in message
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ja****@gmail.com wrote:
hi all,

right now, i can recover offline backups from version 6 or 7 to version
8. i want to keep my version 8 backups for next 7 years. does anyone
know how far in the future i will be able to recover my V8 backups.
will i be able to recover my V8 backups to say V12 in the future?


No, no one can know that until v12 is released. However, I would
highly doubt that v8 to v12 migration would be supported.

You will need to keep DB2 version 8 itself backed up for those 7 years,
and then formulate a migration plan should the data backups be required
as you move to newer versions of DB2.


Or formulate a data retention plan that involves exporting the content of
the database into a textual format which is then database-independent, and
would require minimal effort to place back into a database form in the
future.

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Matt Emmerton
Nov 12 '05 #5

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In article <iI********************@rogers.com>, Matt Emmerton
(me******@nospam.yahoo.com) says...

You will need to keep DB2 version 8 itself backed up for those 7 years,
and then formulate a migration plan should the data backups be required
as you move to newer versions of DB2.


Or formulate a data retention plan that involves exporting the content of
the database into a textual format which is then database-independent, and
would require minimal effort to place back into a database form in the
future.


Or restore the backups on the next higher version (which migrates it
allready) and make a new backup.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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