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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: fixpack upgrade - how often?

    How often to do upgrade DB2 (fixpack)?

    Our policy is to be 6-month current and we have 3 patch cycles per year. If a new fixpack comes out every 5 month or so, then we could be upgrading twice a year (I convinced them not to upgrade until the fixpack is at least 1 month old... who knows it might get pulled due to some HIPER and replaced with a new one). The upgrade itself doesn't take long, but planning/coordinating/testing does and by the time we're done with the upgrade it's time to plan for another one and so on...

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    Depends on where you are in the version release cycle. If you are at Fixpack 0, 1, or 2 you need to upgrade more often than if at Fixpack 10. Also depends somewhat if your developers or DBA's are using relatively new features.
    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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