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Rename (relocate) a database

I have never used the 'relocate' command so I ask this question.

After reading all the information available I have to ask, does this work as expected or is this more involved than it looks? Once the system is tested it would be changed back to the old name.

I understand that making the change to the transport directory would be necessary plus new profiles, etc.

Example: T02 > Q03

Config file:

DB_NAME=T02, T03





Len Jesse

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    Posted on May 13, 2014 at 01:16 PM

    That's definitely not enough. You must also rename tablespaces , views etc. Schema is not able to be renamed in db2. But all those tasks you can do using SPM tool under "System rename" option - i've done it few times recently as it was only option for "redirect restore" with copyng production into test in our client environment.

    Just read System rename manual and reserve few days for this fun 😊

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  • Posted on May 13, 2014 at 06:56 AM

    Hi Len,

    As per IBM documentation

    db2relocatedb - Relocate Database Command

    This command renames a database, or relocates a database or part of a database 9 (for example, the container and the log directory) as specified in the configuration file provided by the user. This tool makes the necessary changes 9 to the DB2 instance and database support files.

    Sample configuration file can be as mentioned in the link

    DB2 Universal Database

    You may test the command on a sandbox environment to identify the exact set of activities required to be performed to achieve the expected results.

    Hope this helps.


    Deepak Kori

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