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SQL Anywhere 11.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming » Deploying SQL Anywhere » Deploying databases and applications » Introduction to deployment


Ways to distribute files

There are two ways to deploy SQL Anywhere:

  • Use the SQL Anywhere installer   You can make the installer available to your end users. By selecting the proper option, each end user is guaranteed to receive the files they need.

    This is the simplest solution for many deployment cases. In this case, you must still provide your end users with a method for connecting to the database server (such as an ODBC data source).

    For more information, see Using the Deployment Wizard or Using a silent install for deployment.

  • Develop your own installation   There may be reasons for you to develop your own installation program that includes SQL Anywhere files. This is a more complicated option, and most of this chapter addresses the needs of those who are developing their own installation.

    If SQL Anywhere has already been installed for the server type and operating system required by the client application architecture, the required files can be found in the appropriately-named subdirectory, located in the SQL Anywhere installation directory. For example, the bin32 subdirectory of your installation directory contains the files required to run the server for 32-bit Windows operating systems.

Whichever option you choose, you must not violate the terms of your license agreement.