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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Starting and Connecting to Your Database » SQL Anywhere database connections » Troubleshooting connections


Testing that a server can be found

Use the dbping utility to troubleshoot connections and determine if a server with a specific name is available on your network.

The dbping utility takes a connection string as an option. The utility does not start the server and only the information required to locate the server are used by default. Use the -d option with the dbping utility to start the server.


The following command line tests to see if a server named Waterloo is available over a TCP/IP connection:

dbping -c "ENG=Waterloo;CommLinks=tcpip"

The following command tests to see if a default server is available on the current computer.

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