I have some recent experience with MySQL, none with DB2. We need to aquire a complete database from a client and re-create it on our own system. The client's database system is DB2 and is on an AS/400 system. In talking to the client's contact guy, we asked him to DUMP his database and send it to us so we could put it on our development system, but he wasn't sure what we meant. I was under the impression that DB2 is SQL-compliant (if that's the right phrase). If so, I would have thought that DUMP (and CREATE, when we get it) would work. Is this guy just unaware of the DUMP command or is IBM's DB2 different?
If DUMP doesn't work, then can someone recommend a scheme which will work? In the short term, we wish to install the database on a Linux server. We can put DB2 on this system if necessary. In that case, we'd just need to know the right way to ask the client to provide an image of his database to us. We'd really rather not go this route if we can avoid it because we're on a very short timeline and the additional time to add DB2, set it up, learn the ins and outs, etc. will consume a lot of time.
Have I left anything out?
--Brian M. Godfrey