Definitely a chance. Even more since the dba that did the original install of the fix pack is not working here anymore. I will try to do the update command. IBM recommended re-installing the fix pack , but I like your idea first.
We had something wrong with our instance. Update still would not work, but when I created a new instance, the restore worked fine, no problem. Since it is test, I'm going to just use the new instance, delete the old one and move on.
You can restore databases created on a DB2 Version 8 32-bit 3 Windows platform to a DB2 Version 8 64-bit Windows platform, or the reverse. 3 You can restore databases created on a DB2 Version 8 32-bit Linux (Intel) 3 platform to a DB2 Version 8 64-bit Linux (Intel) platform, or the reverse. 3 You can restore databases created on DB2 Version 8 AIX, HP-UX, or the Solaris Operating Environment 3 platforms, in 32-bit or 64-bit, to DB2 Version 8 AIX, HP-UX, or Solaris Operating Environment platforms 3 (32-bit or 64-bit).
7 The restore utility can also be used to restore backup images that were 7 produced on a previous version of DB2 (up to two versions earlier) as long 7 as the word size (32-bit or 64-bit) is the same. 7 Cross-platform restore operations from a backup image created with 7 a previous version of DB2 are not supported. 7 If a migration 7 is required, it will be invoked automatically at the end of the restore operation.