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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

 

-u server option

Opens files using the operating system disk cache.

Syntax
{ dbsrv11 | dbeng11 } -u ...
Applies to

Windows, Unix

Remarks

Files are opened using the operating system disk cache in addition to the database cache.

While the operating system disk cache may improve performance in some cases, in general better performance is obtained without this option, using the database cache only.

If the server is running on a dedicated computer, you shouldn't use the -u option, as the database cache itself is generally more efficient. You may want to use the -u option if the server is running on a computer with several other applications (so that a large database cache may interfere with other applications) and yet IO-intensive tasks are run intermittently on the server (so that a large cache will improve performance).