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Multiple servers start scenario

 
Liviu Carausu
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Hi,
Have you take precautions measures against multiple starts of the server using the same database file or the same service name ?
Do you think it is necessary to obtain a lock on the database file ?
Thanks,
Liviu
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Liviu,

Search your instructions for something like "You may assume that at any moment, at most one program is accessing the database file" - if you have that, then you don't need to worry about multiple starts of the server.

Also - check the APIs for file level locking - you should find a warning against this (at least if you want "write once, run everywhere" functionality).

Regards, Andrew
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