We need to upgrade DB2 client v7.1 to v8.2 FP2 on Solaris.
We tried to install v8 client first thru GUI from EXCEED but was prompted to enter new instance. Our goal is to upgrade existing instance, not to create new one on the client.
Would someone please help me out with the steps of upgrading v7.1 client to v8.2 FP2 without creating an instance? When I contacted IBM support, they recommended to drop and recreate existing instance. Is it really necessary? Is it feasible to upgrade existing instance without dropping it? Any recommedations would be greatly appreciated.