InterBase Server Manager

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The InterBase Server Manager is an application for each installed instance of InterBase Server. You can use InterBase Server Manager to view server information and configure some settings.


Startup Mode

Automatic: The server starts automatically on system startup.

Manual: You have to start the server manually before performing any query or operation on the InterBase Server.


Root Directory

Displays information about the physical location of the InterBase Server.


Status

  • Provides information on the current status of the InterBase Server.
  • You can Start or Stop the Interbase server.
  • Select Run the InterBase server as a Windows service to change how InterBase server operates. By default, InterBase runs automatically as a service on Windows platforms, it is also possible to run it as an application.

Properties

Server Properties

Use the Options property of TIBServerProperties to return server configuration information, including the version of the database and server, license and license mask information, and InterBase configuration parameters. These options are discussed in the following sections.

The General tab provides information

Guardian Options

  • Choose the server startup mode: whether to start the InterBase server manually, or have it start automatically at system boot time.
  • Path to the server: The physical location of the server.
  • Change how InterBase Server operates. By default, InterBase runs automatically as a service on Windows platforms, though it is possible (but not recommended) to run it as an application.
Note: To start InterBase Server as an application from a command prompt or in a batch file, invoke InterBase Guardian with the following options:
ibguard -a -p service_name -i interbase_env_variable

Options: Start and Stop InterBase Commands are:

Command/option Description

-a

Start as application.

-i

Environment variable; identifies the Server location for clients that want to connect locally to the Server.

-p

Port number; where the <service_name> is the entry in the services file pointing to the port number where InterBase Server listens for connection requests from clients.

InterBase Guardian starts the server, and places an icon in the System Tray.

  • Start InterBase Server and InterBase Guardian, via a Start/Stop button. Click Start in the InterBase Manager Status area to start InterBase Server (and InterBase Guardian). The server status changes, and an InterBase Guardian icon appears in the system tray. Once you have started the InterBase Server, you can exit InterBase Manager, and both InterBase Server and InterBase Guardian will continue to run. The InterBase Guardian icon remains in the System Tray until you stop the server.
  • Stop InterBase Server and InterBase Guardian, via a Start/Stop button. Click Stop in the InterBase Manager Status area to stop InterBase Server (and InterBase Guardian). Or, right-click the InterBase Guardian icon in the System Tray and choose Shutdown.


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