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IC81097: LICENSE BECOMES EXPIRED AFTER APPLYING A FIXPACK USING THE -F NOBACKUP OPTION

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • The license of the DB2 installation will become expired if
    applying the fixpack with the -f nobackup option.
    The metadata for the license gets deleted during the
    installFixPack process.
    
    e.g. license is removed after a fixpack installation when -f
    nobackup is used
    
    machineA:/opt/ibm/db2/V9.7/adm # ./db2licm -l
    Product name:                     "DB2 Enterprise Server
    Edition"
    License type:                     "CPU Option"
    Expiry date:                      "Permanent"
    Product identifier:               "db2ese"
    Version information:              "9.7"
    Enforcement policy:               "Soft Stop"
    ...
    machineA:/db2image # ./installFixPack -f nobackup -b
    /opt/ibm/db2/V9.7
    ...
    machineA:/opt/ibm/db2/V9.7/adm/ # ./db2licm -l
    Product name:                     "DB2 Enterprise Server
    Edition"
    Expiry date:                      "Expired"
    Product identifier:               "db2ese"
    Version information:              "9.7"
    Enforcement policy:               "Soft Stop"
    
    After applying the fix, the -f nobackup option to installFixPack
    will preserve the license originally installed with the previous
    installation.
    

Local fix

  • N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All                                                          *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * The license of the DB2 installation will become expired if   *
    * applying the fixpack with the -f nobackup option.            *
    * The metadata for the license gets deleted during the         *
    * installFixPack process.                                      *
    *                                                              *
    * e.g. license is removed after a fixpack installation when -f *
    * nobackup is used                                             *
    *                                                              *
    * machineA:/opt/ibm/db2/V9.7/adm # ./db2licm -l                *
    * Product name:                    "DB2 Enterprise Server      *
    * Edition"                                                     *
    * License type:                    "CPU Option"                *
    * Expiry date:                      "Permanent"                *
    * Product identifier:              "db2ese"                    *
    * Version information:              "9.7"                      *
    * Enforcement policy:              "Soft Stop"                 *
    * ...                                                          *
    * machineA:/db2image # ./installFixPack -f nobackup -b         *
    * /opt/ibm/db2/V9.7                                            *
    * ...                                                          *
    * machineA:/opt/ibm/db2/V9.7/adm/ # ./db2licm -l               *
    * Product name:                    "DB2 Enterprise Server      *
    * Edition"                                                     *
    * Expiry date:                      "Expired"                  *
    * Product identifier:              "db2ese"                    *
    * Version information:              "9.7"                      *
    * Enforcement policy:              "Soft Stop"                 *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Update to IBM DB2 V9.7 Fix Pack 6.                           *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Update to IBM DB2 V9.7 Fix Pack 6.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC81097

  • Reported component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Reported component ID

    DB2FORLUW

  • Reported release

    970

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-01-30

  • Closed date

    2012-06-05

  • Last modified date

    2012-06-05

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    DB2 FOR LUW

  • Fixed component ID

    DB2FORLUW

Applicable component levels

  • R970 PSN

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Document information

More support for: DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows

Software version: 9.7

Reference #: IC81097

Modified date: 05 June 2012