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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Licensing - DB2 express-c edition

    Hello everybody,

    i have a general db2 licensing question. I have installed the DB2 express-c edition installed on my system. Now i want to upgrade to fix 12, but i only find the fix 12 for the normal db2 express edition. Is there a special on for DB2 express-c edition?

    Do i have now a full DB2 express edition?

    Thanks
    toette

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    You cannot upgrade DB2 Express-C with regular fixpacks, and you can only update it with a new version of DB2 Express-C (using special upgrade instructions they provide if you have Linux). IBM has said that they will not release new versions of DB2 Express-C every time there is a new fixpack.

    So far there have only been two releases of DB2 Express-C:

    - DB2 V8 FP 11 (same as 8.2 FP4)
    - DB2 V9 (no fixpack).
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the quick answer.
    But i installed the normal fix pack 12 and it seems to work without any problems.

    Can you tell me where i am able to view the exact version, if it is "express" or "express-c"?

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    Do you have Windows or Linux?

    Since DB2 for Windows fixpacks are complete installs (not just changes), you may have just overlaid the code with a copy of DB2 Express (but without a permanent license).

    My Windows copy of DB2 Express-C says this with db2licm -l

    Product Name = "DB2 Universal Database Express Edition"
    Product Identifier = "DB2EXP"
    Version Information = "8.2"
    Expiry Date = "Permanent"
    Registered User Policy = "Disabled"
    Enforcement Policy = "Soft Stop"
    Number of processors = "2"
    Number of licensed processors = "2"
    Annotation = ""
    Other information = ""
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

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