Yup, you read that correctly. It’s never too early to start planning for your upgrade to the bigger and better DB2 for z/OS. There is another new release of DB2 on the horizon, DB2 10 for z/OS. With every new DB2 comes migration/fallback PTFs; that stuff you apply to your existing system so everyone plays well together…
With DB2 10, you get two sets of migration/fallback PTFs. You get the set your normal DB2 9 to DB2 10 upgrade, and then you get your set of fixes for that occasional customer that decides to upgrade from DB2 Version 8 to DB2 10. Although not the recommendated migration path by IBM, it is one of the available migration paths from IBM.
So as you start hearing more and more about how cool DB2 10 is, check out one of these information APARs that list out the migration/fallback maintenance available or soon to be available.
For the majority of you all, here’s the DB2 9 to DB2 10 information migration/fallback APAR
And for the few that might be considering skipping a release of DB2, here’s the DB2 Version 8 to DB2 9 migration/fallback informational APAR
Well, that’s it for now.
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