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DB2 - is it possible to create database on remote node?

Hi.

Our installer is run shell scripts with following commands:

DB2 CREATE DATABASE %DbName% ON %DbDisk% USING CODESET UTF-8 TERRITORY US 
DB2 CONNECT TO %DbName% USER %DbUser% USING %DbPassword% 

DB2 CREATE BUFFERPOOL BufferR2010 ALL NODES SIZE 200 PAGESIZE 8192 

DB2 CREATE REGULAR TABLESPACE REMxxx PAGESIZE 8192 MANAGED BY SYSTEM USING ('C:\db2\RemXxx\') EXTENTSIZE 256 PREFETCHSIZE 32 BUFFERPOOL BufferR2010 

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And that works fine when DB2 Server is installed on the same compute where we installing our product.

But now we got a new life-pushed requirement - we need to create DB2 database on remote node (not on the current computer!).

Do you know - if that is possible at all?

Note: target DB2 versions are 9.x and 10.x.

Please also note: I had already tried approach described here - it does not work. It is able to catalog node, attach node - that is works ok, but the "create database xxx" command is always creating database on local node (not on the remote/attached one). :-\

Regards,
Dmitry.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Hi Dmitry,

You should be able to create the database as long as you create a connection to the instance first.

Using the Command Line Interface,:

db2
db2> Connect to {database on the desired server}
db2> Create database command
db2>quit

That should do the trick.


Good Luck,
Kent
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Dmitry_BondAuthor Commented:
No, for sure that will not work!
Because it is technically impossible to execute the "Connect to {database on the desired server}" if database is not exists.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Does any database on that server exist?

You don't need to actually use a database on the server, just connect to something that's on the instance.
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Dmitry_BondAuthor Commented:
Databases may exists but when software installed we do not know anything about such databases.

Hm... I just tried this variant:
db2 catalog tcpip node %DbNodeName% remote %DbNodeAddress% server 50000
db2 terminate
db2 list node directory 
db2 attach to %DbNodeName% user %dbUser% using %dbPassword%
db2 create database remtDb 

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Seems it works but only with DB2 9.x or higher.
With DB2 v8.x it is reporting "SQL0901N  The SQL statement or command failed because of a database system error. (Reason "CREATE DATABASE w/ DB options requires V9.1 server or later".) SQLSTATE=58004"

Hm... need to re-test it for DB2 v8.x and v10.x.
Seems for 8.x it is not working anyway. :-\
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Hi Dmitry,

The differences between version 8 and 9 are significant.  It's very believable that this doesn't work for V8, but it has been long enough that I don't remember.

V8 has been out of support for nearly 4 years.  Are there plans to upgrade that server to a newer release of DB2?


Kent
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mustaccioCommented:
The CREATE DB syntax is different for DB2 8 and 9.x
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Hi Dmitry,

Can you post what you found?  It could be helpful to others.


Thanks,
Kent
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Dmitry_BondAuthor Commented:
It is already posted in one of messages:
db2 catalog tcpip node %DbNodeName% remote %DbNodeAddress% server 50000
db2 terminate
db2 list node directory 
db2 attach to %DbNodeName% user %dbUser% using %dbPassword%
db2 create database remtDb 

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And - for DB2 v8 it does not work. It works only for DB2 v9 or higher.
One of databases I was tried to do was DB2 v8.x, so that is why this question appears at all.
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Kent OlsenData Warehouse Architect / DBACommented:
Cool.  Thanks.

I wasn't sure that that was your final solution.


Kent
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Dmitry_BondAuthor Commented:
Actually I found solution by myself. But guys a bit helped me with comments.
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