> [email]care_momhotmail.com[/email] (elaine) wrote in message news:<d5200934.0309150702.4ce6566eposting.google. com>...
> > I've been working on Oracle and SQL for years, and we'll start support
> > DB2 in the next few months, and I need to get DB2 installed in the
> > next couple of days! It will be installed on a windows box.
> Welcome. IBM has excellent doentation for DB2, all available online
> for free.
> Their portal for DB2 V8 doentation is at:
> or [url]http://tinyurl.com/3se6[/url]
> To best prepare for your upcoming installation, I'd recommend the
> Quick Beginnings guide for DB2 servers, which can be found at
> or [url]http://tinyurl.com/ngf4[/url]
> > Can you suggest any good book for me to get started with DB2?
> Well, IBM Press (affiliated with Prentice-Hall Professional Technical
> Reference) has a handful of new books out about the latest version of
> DB2. They all have blue and black color scheme, which should make them
> easy to spot at the bookstore or on Amazon.
> >Shall I just read IBM's doc first or some other resource is better
> than that?
> I find IBM's online doc (both the PDF manuals, as well as the
> HTML-based Information Center) to be invaluable. I refer to the online
> doc almost daily, while some of my IBM Press books may not get touched
> for weeks at a time. IBM has also put together some excellent online
> tutorials, specialized technical texts (RedBooks), and programming
> tips (DB2 Developer Domain).
> > Since I have all the concepts for RDBMS, all I need is things how DB2
> > handle things, and the gotchas I need to avoid.
> Make sure you have the latest FixPak installed on your clients and
> your server.
> Immediately increase the size of the buffer pool (database page
> cache), since it defaults to less than 1MB(!) on Windows. Turn on all
> the monitor switches so you can get meaningful performance snapshots.
> At first, try not to get mixed up with more complex areas, such as
> tion, federation, data partitioning, or Java stored procedures.
> Good Luck,