Reads in options from the specified environment variable or configuration file. If both exist with the same name, the environment
variable is used.
The Start Server in Background utility (dbspawn) allows you to specify a configuration file reference in the command to be
spawned, but you cannot specify a configuration file with options for the dbspawn utility. For example, the first command
below is supported, but the second command is not supported:
If you want to protect passwords or other information in the configuration file, you can use the File Hiding utility to obfuscate
the contents of the configuration file. See File Hiding utility (dbfhide).
Forces dbspawn to start a database server, even if a default database server already exists.
Specifies that the operating system process ID of the database server process be returned after the database server starts.
The dbspawn utility is provided to start a server in the background. dbspawn starts the server in the background and returns
with an exit code of 0 (success) or non-zero (failure). If a new server is successfully started, dbspawn does not return until
the database server has completed initialization and is ready to accept requests.
By default, dbspawn cannot start a new server on a computer where a default database server is currently running. To start
a server on a computer where a default database server is running, specify the -f option.