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Putting Information Center on hard drive

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For DB2 V8 on Windows/Linux/Unix, the idea of having the Information Center
online and accessible from IBM via the Internet is probably the best
approach for most users. It keeps the information current and centralized so
that everyone is seeing the "latest and greatest" versions of the manuals.

However, I'd like to know how I can go about putting a version of the
Information Center on a CD or hard drive? I'm thinking of situations where a
user might not have Internet access, perhaps because of security concerns or
because they are using a laptop and are travelling frequently. Is there some
way that such a person can put the Information Center on either their hard
drive or a CD?

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Rhino
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Rhino -

In my travels from client to client with DB2/UDB for LUW and Mainframe
I take a trusty custom CD that is broken-down into MF, Unix, AIX,
Windows, HADR, etc..

I download the various DB2 manuals, usually in PDF format because of
the great search capabilities and then place each document into the
appropriate folder, with V8.x appended to the stored name of the
document.

I can get to my CD anytime be it in the office, home, airplane and do a
quick search on what I need. It works for me.

Bruce
Rhino wrote:
For DB2 V8 on Windows/Linux/Unix, the idea of having the Information Center
online and accessible from IBM via the Internet is probably the best
approach for most users. It keeps the information current and centralized so
that everyone is seeing the "latest and greatest" versions of the manuals.

However, I'd like to know how I can go about putting a version of the
Information Center on a CD or hard drive? I'm thinking of situations where a
user might not have Internet access, perhaps because of security concerns or
because they are using a laptop and are travelling frequently. Is there some
way that such a person can put the Information Center on either their hard
drive or a CD?

--
Rhino


Nov 12 '05 #2

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Rhino wrote:
For DB2 V8 on Windows/Linux/Unix, the idea of having the Information
Center online and accessible from IBM via the Internet is probably the
best approach for most users. It keeps the information current and
centralized so that everyone is seeing the "latest and greatest" versions
of the manuals.

However, I'd like to know how I can go about putting a version of the
Information Center on a CD or hard drive? I'm thinking of situations where
a user might not have Internet access, perhaps because of security
concerns or because they are using a laptop and are travelling frequently.
Is there some way that such a person can put the Information Center on
either their hard drive or a CD?


Your product should have come with a set of Documentation CDs. That
should be the same documentation that is available on the web, minus
any fixpacks since those CDs were created. You can install this to
your local disk.
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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Rhino wrote:
For DB2 V8 on Windows/Linux/Unix, the idea of having the Information
Center online and accessible from IBM via the Internet is probably the
best approach for most users. It keeps the information current and
centralized so that everyone is seeing the "latest and greatest" versions of the manuals.

However, I'd like to know how I can go about putting a version of the
Information Center on a CD or hard drive? I'm thinking of situations where a user might not have Internet access, perhaps because of security
concerns or because they are using a laptop and are travelling frequently. Is there some way that such a person can put the Information Center on
either their hard drive or a CD?


Your product should have come with a set of Documentation CDs. That
should be the same documentation that is available on the web, minus
any fixpacks since those CDs were created. You can install this to
your local disk.


My copy of Personal Edition was downloaded from the IBM website; I don't see
any manuals in the download beyond the Release Notes. Am I right in assuming
that I'll have to download the manuals from the IBM website separately?

Rhino
Nov 12 '05 #4

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Thanks, Bruce! That should do the trick.

Rhino

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Rhino -

In my travels from client to client with DB2/UDB for LUW and Mainframe
I take a trusty custom CD that is broken-down into MF, Unix, AIX,
Windows, HADR, etc..

I download the various DB2 manuals, usually in PDF format because of
the great search capabilities and then place each document into the
appropriate folder, with V8.x appended to the stored name of the
document.

I can get to my CD anytime be it in the office, home, airplane and do a
quick search on what I need. It works for me.

Bruce
Rhino wrote:
For DB2 V8 on Windows/Linux/Unix, the idea of having the Information Center online and accessible from IBM via the Internet is probably the best
approach for most users. It keeps the information current and centralized so that everyone is seeing the "latest and greatest" versions of the manuals.
However, I'd like to know how I can go about putting a version of the
Information Center on a CD or hard drive? I'm thinking of situations where a user might not have Internet access, perhaps because of security concerns or because they are using a laptop and are travelling frequently. Is there some way that such a person can put the Information Center on either their hard drive or a CD?

--
Rhino

Nov 12 '05 #5

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"Darin McBride" <dm******@naboo.to.org.no.spam.for.me> wrote in message
news:reOGe.68573$5V4.58620@pd7tw3no...
Rhino wrote:
For DB2 V8 on Windows/Linux/Unix, the idea of having the Information
Center online and accessible from IBM via the Internet is probably the
best approach for most users. It keeps the information current and
centralized so that everyone is seeing the "latest and greatest" versions of the manuals.

However, I'd like to know how I can go about putting a version of the
Information Center on a CD or hard drive? I'm thinking of situations where a user might not have Internet access, perhaps because of security
concerns or because they are using a laptop and are travelling frequently. Is there some way that such a person can put the Information Center on
either their hard drive or a CD?


Your product should have come with a set of Documentation CDs. That
should be the same documentation that is available on the web, minus
any fixpacks since those CDs were created. You can install this to
your local disk.


My copy of Personal Edition was downloaded from the IBM website; I don't see
any manuals in the download beyond the Release Notes. Am I right in assuming
that I'll have to download the manuals from the IBM website separately?

Rhino


Yes, you can download them from the ftp site directly.
This is the wrapped link:
ftp.software.ibm.com/ps/products/db2/fixes/english-
us/db2docv8/Windows/FP7_U498354/FP7_U498354_DOC_WIN.exe

The latest version of the docs (FP9) is not available for download.
Nov 12 '05 #6

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