Actions required: Daylight Saving Time (DST) information for IBM DB2® Everyplace®

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In March 2007, the effective dates of DST in the U.S. and Canada has changed. DB2 Everyplace is affected by the changes in DST in 2007. You must take actions to address this issue if you are using DB2 Everyplace.


The passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 alters the Daylight Saving Time (DST) start and stop dates by four weeks. Extended DST will begin in March of 2007. Beginning in 2007, DST start and end dates have changed to be:

    Start date: Second Sunday of March
    End date: First Sunday of November

As a result of this change, you must take actions if you are using IBM DB2 Everyplace.

Note that these actions apply only to the DST changes taking effect in March 2007 in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and Bahamas. Information about the Energy Policy Act can be found on the US Department of Energy Web site.

Required actions
DB2 Everyplace Version 8.2 and its fix packs, and Version 9.1 are affected by the DST change because of the dependencies of the embedded DB2 products and the embedded WebSphere Application Server on the underlying operating system for time-related functions.

  • If you are using the separate DB2 Version 9 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows, or DB2 UDB Versions 7 and 8 instead of the embedded DB2 products of DB2 Everyplace, refer to the DB2 products DST change action plan.

  • If you are using one or both of the above embedded products, take appropriate actions as shown in the following table. The actions required depend on the version of the DB2 Everyplace product that you are using.

APPLY TO ALL VERSIONS: Ensure the operating systems on which these products are installed are DST compatible.
    DB2 Everyplace
    Version Action required
    V8.2 and its fix packs
  • Apply DB2 Everyplace V8.2 Fix Pack 4.
  • V9.1
  • Apply DB2 Everyplace V9.1 Fix Pack 1.
    * The fix pack is avaible in the Download section of the DB2 Everyplace support page.

If you are using the Enterprise Edition of DB2 Everyplace, it is recommended that you test DST changes with DB2 Everyplace Sync Server after you adjust your system for the DST issue.

Related information

DB2 Everyplace Version 8.2 Fix Pack 4 download
Testing DST changes with DB2 Everyplace Sync Server

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