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DB2 cross-platform RESTORE, tools for backup transformation?

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Dear DB2 experts!

I'm stuck with the following issue: from a customer I got a DB2 backup
file, created on an AIX-32 machine that I cannot restore on my windows
platform. I admit that I posses only limited knowledge on the
administration side of DB2, but I have done a lot of research, without
solving the problem.

What I tried:
For a regular RESTORE I would need a linux Big Endian machine
(according to the documentation there are three platform type that
cannot interoperate regarding backup/restore: Linux Big Endian, Linux
Little Endian and Windows) Unfortunatly I do not have a Linux Big
Endian machine at my disposal.
I already tried installing DB2 on kubuntu linux on an iBook G4 (which
has Power PC i.e. Big Endian architecture), but it did not work out (I
was told that the platform was incompatible with the installation
package). Maybe I was being naive trying this, but I understood that
DB2 works on Power PCs.

Is there a way to convert the backup file in a way that it can be
restored on the windows platform? Or is there maybe no solution?

I would be really grateful for advice!

Yours,
Markus

Sep 7 '06 #1
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In article <11*********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegroups.c om>,
ma**********@heimspiel.de says...
Dear DB2 experts!

I'm stuck with the following issue: from a customer I got a DB2 backup
file, created on an AIX-32 machine that I cannot restore on my windows
platform. I admit that I posses only limited knowledge on the
administration side of DB2, but I have done a lot of research, without
solving the problem.

What I tried:
For a regular RESTORE I would need a linux Big Endian machine
(according to the documentation there are three platform type that
cannot interoperate regarding backup/restore: Linux Big Endian, Linux
Little Endian and Windows) Unfortunatly I do not have a Linux Big
Endian machine at my disposal.
I already tried installing DB2 on kubuntu linux on an iBook G4 (which
has Power PC i.e. Big Endian architecture), but it did not work out (I
was told that the platform was incompatible with the installation
package). Maybe I was being naive trying this, but I understood that
DB2 works on Power PCs.

Is there a way to convert the backup file in a way that it can be
restored on the windows platform? Or is there maybe no solution?

I would be really grateful for advice!
Cross platform restore is not supported between AIX and Windows so you
can't use this backup file. Check the article at the wrapped link below

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...echarticle/dm-
0403melnyk/index.html

to find out what needs to be done.
Sep 7 '06 #2

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Only backup and restore were supported between unix.

For Cross platform. The possible way is work with db2look and db2move.

help this is helpful

Arthurccc

Gert van der Kooij wrote:
In article <11*********************@e3g2000cwe.googlegroups.c om>,
ma**********@heimspiel.de says...
Dear DB2 experts!

I'm stuck with the following issue: from a customer I got a DB2 backup
file, created on an AIX-32 machine that I cannot restore on my windows
platform. I admit that I posses only limited knowledge on the
administration side of DB2, but I have done a lot of research, without
solving the problem.

What I tried:
For a regular RESTORE I would need a linux Big Endian machine
(according to the documentation there are three platform type that
cannot interoperate regarding backup/restore: Linux Big Endian, Linux
Little Endian and Windows) Unfortunatly I do not have a Linux Big
Endian machine at my disposal.
I already tried installing DB2 on kubuntu linux on an iBook G4 (which
has Power PC i.e. Big Endian architecture), but it did not work out (I
was told that the platform was incompatible with the installation
package). Maybe I was being naive trying this, but I understood that
DB2 works on Power PCs.

Is there a way to convert the backup file in a way that it can be
restored on the windows platform? Or is there maybe no solution?

I would be really grateful for advice!

Cross platform restore is not supported between AIX and Windows so you
can't use this backup file. Check the article at the wrapped link below

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...echarticle/dm-
0403melnyk/index.html

to find out what needs to be done.
Sep 7 '06 #3

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