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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » The database server » Database server options


-qs server option

Suppresses startup error windows.

{ dbsrv11 | dbeng11 } -qs ...
Applies to



This option suppresses startup error windows. Startup errors include errors such as:

  • Couldn't open/read database file: database-file
  • A database server with that name has already started

On Windows platforms, if the server isn't being autostarted, these errors appear in a window and must be cleared before the server stops. These windows do not appear if the -qs option is used.

If there is an error loading the language DLL, no window appears if -qs was specified on the command line and not in @data. This error isn't logged to the -o or -oe logs, but rather to the Windows Application Event Log (except on Windows Mobile).

Usage errors are suppressed if -qs is on the command line, but not in @data expansion.

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