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Cleanup after FP installation

  • 1.  Cleanup after FP installation

    IBM Champion
    Posted Tue February 08, 2022 03:19 AM
    Hello,
    I'm not "at home" in the DB2 area but coming from WebSphere but nevertheless need to do some DB2 work (so please bare with me :) ).

    For the IMLT upgrade we recently had to update the embedded DB2 from v11.5. to v11.5.7. To perform the upgrade we followed https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=ifplu-installing-offline-fix-pack-updates-existing-db2-database-products as well as all the post processing tasks. The upgrade seems to have worked fine and we are up and running again.

    Nevertheless there is one question left namely regarding the cleanup of the directory to which we installed the fixpack. I.e. following the installation instructions at https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=ifplu-installing-offline-fix-pack-updates-existing-db2-database-products the fixpack was installed by running
    FP-image-path>./installFixPack -b current-installation-dir -p install-FP-dir​


    whereby we used `/opt/ibm/db2/V11.5.7` as the `install-FP-dir`.

    What I've however not found (yet) in the documentation is if / how we can cleanup the `install-FP-dir`? I.e. what should we do with the directory `/opt/ibm/db2/V11.5.7` which is left behind? Can we just remove that? Is there any we can run to clean that up? As we've had FP4 before meanwhile we have namely two of these `install-FP-dir` left behind and would really like to cleanup.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your advise and have a good day - Hermann

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    Hermann Huebler
    2innovate IT Consulting GmbH
    Vienna
    Austria

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