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SQL Anywhere 17 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration

Database servers

Two versions of the SQL Anywhere database server are provided: the personal server (dbeng17) and the network server (dbsrv17).

SQL Anywhere database servers

A database created with a personal database server can be used with a network database server and vice versa. The request-processing engine is identical in both the personal and network servers and each one supports exactly the same SQL language and many of the same database features. However, there are a few differences between the two servers.

  • The personal database server

    This executable is provided for single-user, same-computer use (for example, as an embedded database server) and does not support client/server communications across a network.

    On Windows operating systems, the name of the personal server executable is dbeng17.exe. On Unix operating systems its name is dbeng17.

  • The network database server

    This executable supports client/server communications across a network, and is intended for multi-user use.

    On Windows operating systems, the name of the network server executable is dbsrv17.exe. On Linux and Unix operating systems, the name is dbsrv17.

Network software requirements

If you are running a network server, you must have appropriate networking software installed and running.

The TCP/IP network protocol is supported.