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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb Unanswered: Inplace upgrade from V9.5 to 9.7

    Hello Experts,

    Is it possible to install db2 v9.7 on top of v9.5 (on the same directory)?

    We are using db2 ESE "DB2 v9.5.0.4", "s090429", "U825478", and Fix Pack "4" on AIX 6.1.
    We had planned to upgrade it to 9.7. So we had tried installing it on the same directory of 9.5.
    But everytime it failed with below error:
    DB2 product that is not at the same level as the DB2 product you are attempting to install. Specify another location.
    Finally we had to specify new location for this installation.

    So my question is, is it possible to install db2 v9.7 on top of v9.5? or were we missing to any step?


    Thanks!

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    Install to new location, and then update the instance(s) per the instructions. If after the instance upgrades, there are no instances still using the 9.5 install, you can uninstall it (there is script provided for that).
    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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    Hi Marcus,

    Thank you for the reply.

    We did the same thing to get it done. But I had heard about the "Inplace Upgrade" where the binaries of new version are installed on top of old version.

    Just as a curiosity, Is there any way to do that? or it's not possible?

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    If you are updating a release with a new fixpack within 9.5 it is usually possible (although you should always read the install instructions for each fixpack).

    If you go from 9.5 to 9.7 it is not possible (two different releases). DB2 for Windows is different in this regard, but I don't think you care about that.
    M. A. Feldman
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
    IBM Certified DBA on DB2 for z/OS and OS/390

  5. #5
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    Thank you very much!

    That was helpful.

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