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With both Sybase Central and Interactive SQL, you can start a database without connecting to it.
Select the desired server and then choose File > Start Database.
In the Start Database dialog, enter the required values.
The database appears under the database server as a disconnected database.
Execute a START DATABASE statement.
For more information, see START DATABASE statement.
Start the database file c:\temp\temp.db on the database server named sample.
START DATABASE 'c:\\temp\\temp.db' AS tempdb ON 'sample' AUTOSTOP OFF;
You must be connected to a database to start another database.
The AUTOSTOP OFF prevents the database from being stopped automatically when all connections have been terminated. It is used here to illustrate a point later on in the discussion.