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Quick Beginnings for DB2 Extended Enterprise Edition for UNIX

Chapter 17. Working with Instances

The information in this section describes DB2 server instances and how to work with them.

An instance is a logical database manager environment where you catalog databases and set configuration parameters. Depending on your needs, you can create more than one instance. You can use multiple instances to do the following:

Each additional instance requires additional system resources (virtual storage and disk space) and more administration.

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