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SQL Anywhere on XP.

12 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2003-07-29 23:50:44.0Z
Praveen Posted on 2003-07-18 19:20:12.0Z
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Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 15:20:12 -0400
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I am using the SYBASE SQL Anywhere client version 5.5.05.04.1867 on Windows
xp OS to connect to the Server. Previously my OS was winnt, and this
version of SQL Anywhere client is used to work properly without any issues.
Now when I moved to XP (I am talking about the client machine's OS), I am
getting the error, "Unable to start database engine".

I want to know whether this version is supported on XP or what else do I
need to do (any EBFs) to connect from XP os to the server using this client
version.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thank You very much.

Praveen.


Nick Elson Posted on 2003-07-18 23:05:20.0Z
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According to the Archived Products certification page
http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1023009
you need to upgrade to version 5.5.05 (you are at 5.5.04 I believe) AND
also apply an ebf to
match this minimum

"XP (EBF #2816 or higher)"

<Praveen> wrote in message
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> I am using the SYBASE SQL Anywhere client version 5.5.05.04.1867 on
Windows
> xp OS to connect to the Server. Previously my OS was winnt, and this
> version of SQL Anywhere client is used to work properly without any
issues.
> Now when I moved to XP (I am talking about the client machine's OS), I am
> getting the error, "Unable to start database engine".
>
> I want to know whether this version is supported on XP or what else do I
> need to do (any EBFs) to connect from XP os to the server using this
client
> version.
>
> Any help is highly appreciated.
>
> Thank You very much.
>
> Praveen.


Rick Blythe Posted on 2003-07-19 01:30:50.0Z
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5.5.04!!
Are you aware 9.0 is the current release?

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<Praveen> wrote in message
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I am using the SYBASE SQL Anywhere client version 5.5.05.04.1867 on Windows
xp OS to connect to the Server. Previously my OS was winnt, and this
version of SQL Anywhere client is used to work properly without any issues.
Now when I moved to XP (I am talking about the client machine's OS), I am
getting the error, "Unable to start database engine".

I want to know whether this version is supported on XP or what else do I
need to do (any EBFs) to connect from XP os to the server using this client
version.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thank You very much.

Praveen.


Praveen. Posted on 2003-07-22 21:17:20.0Z
From: Praveen.
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Hi I am sorry I am still at 5.05 version of the client.

So I should be atleast 5.5, and how do I get to 5.5 from 5.05.

Can you please suggest.

Thank You.

Praveen.


Nick Elson Posted on 2003-07-23 15:34:29.0Z
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They used to be available at


http://downloads.sybase.com/swd/swx/sdmain.stm?client=swx

Yep, they're back.

- Go to that site
- sign-in or sign-up and then sign-in
- then select SQL Anywhere Studio
- then when displayed change the "Time Frame:" to ALL
- then " " then scroll down to your platform
(Platform: Win NT)
- then download two (2) selections

- "SQL Anywhere v5.5.05 Maintenance Release Library (Windows
NT)"
- "Express Bug Fix Library (Windows NT, 2000, XP), Update of
5.5.05 to build 2817"

- take backups of everything and then apply those in the same order

!!!WARNING!!!:
Of course that is the end of the trail for version 5.5 ebfs. In fact this
only works because
the fixes required to make 5.5.05 compatible with Windows 2000 just happen
to be
sufficient enough to offer some degree of stability on Windows XP and it is
just shear luck
that it also works for XP. We cannot guarantee your luck will continue to
hold for
Win2003 or any future releases of any system software from any other vendor,
since no
maintenance has been performed for a few years now.. As a point of
comparison,
ASA 9.0 is a current release so 5.5.0x is now 4 generations out of step with
the times
and that even ASA 7 is teetering on the brink of archive status (soon). We
STRONGLY
recommend that you start looking into upgrading.

<Praveen.> wrote in message
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> Hi I am sorry I am still at 5.05 version of the client.
>
> So I should be atleast 5.5, and how do I get to 5.5 from 5.05.
>
> Can you please suggest.
>
> Thank You.
>
> Praveen.


Praveen Posted on 2003-07-24 00:26:37.0Z
From: Praveen
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 20:26:37 -0400
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Thanks for your response, I've downloaded the same,
but it doesn't work in the XP (I am talking about the client machine).
Works well with NT. Server is still on NT.

Praveen.


Nick Elson Posted on 2003-07-24 15:20:09.0Z
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Well . . . since you now say it's a client machine . . . maybe it's not
an XP compatibility.

Rewinding this thread back to the beginning, you originally said,
you were getting the error, "Unable to start database engine".

Version 5.5.0x **Clients** do NOT start an engine.

Try starting DBCLIENT.exe instead [in ODBC check "Network"]

That will be your starting point. If you still have problems after that
start a new thread with the specifics or open up a support call.

<Praveen> wrote in message
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> Thanks for your response, I've downloaded the same,
> but it doesn't work in the XP (I am talking about the client machine).
> Works well with NT. Server is still on NT.
>
> Praveen.


Praveen Posted on 2003-07-28 21:23:14.0Z
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I am sorry If I mentioned it wrong.
The error message which I get is "Unable to Start--Server
Not Found" if I try from the Start Run of windows xp

dbclient -x tcpip {HOST=xx.xx.xx.xxx} server_name

where 'xx.xx.xx.xxx' is the ip address and server_name is
the name of the server I am connecting to.

The same above command works well from NT Machine,but when I
try to run from the XP (even with the build 2817 of version
5.5 which I have downloaded and Installed) it gives me the
error

"Unable To Start--Server Not Found".

Do I need to change the command for XP ??

Also I have a question. The Client Software Installation
folder has got two folders Win95 and WinNT,

I Installed (through setup.exe) of WinNT folder of the setup
even on XP Machine.

I mean to say the basic installation (before upgrading to
build 2817) itself, do I need to have separately for XP ??

Can anyone please enlighten me on this.

Thank You

Praveen.


Praveen Posted on 2003-07-28 21:24:34.0Z
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I am sorry If I mentioned it wrong.
The error message which I get is "Unable to Start--Server
Not Found" if I try from the Start Run of windows xp

dbclient -x tcpip {HOST=xx.xx.xx.xxx} server_name

where 'xx.xx.xx.xxx' is the ip address and server_name is
the name of the server I am connecting to.

The same above command works well from NT Machine,but when I
try to run from the XP (even with the build 2817 of version
5.5 which I have downloaded and Installed) it gives me the
error

"Unable To Start--Server Not Found".

Do I need to change the command for XP ??

Also I have a question. The Client Software Installation
folder has got two folders Win95 and WinNT,

I Installed (through setup.exe) of WinNT folder of the setup
even on XP Machine.

I mean to say the basic installation (before upgrading to
build 2817) itself, do I need to have separately for XP ??

Can anyone please enlighten me on this.

Thank You

Praveen.


Stephen Rice Posted on 2003-07-29 12:22:55.0Z
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The NT version of v5.5.05 Build #2516 is required and that appears to be
what you are using

run dbclient.exe with the -Z switch to get further diagnostic information.
You should also be using the -o to capture the output to a log file.

Compare this output to the same output from the NT machine that works. That
should tell you what the problem is

/steve
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<Praveen> wrote in message news:3f259492.7257.846930886@sybase.com...
> I am sorry If I mentioned it wrong.
> The error message which I get is "Unable to Start--Server
> Not Found" if I try from the Start Run of windows xp
>
> dbclient -x tcpip {HOST=xx.xx.xx.xxx} server_name
>
> where 'xx.xx.xx.xxx' is the ip address and server_name is
> the name of the server I am connecting to.
>
> The same above command works well from NT Machine,but when I
> try to run from the XP (even with the build 2817 of version
> 5.5 which I have downloaded and Installed) it gives me the
> error
>
> "Unable To Start--Server Not Found".
>
> Do I need to change the command for XP ??
>
> Also I have a question. The Client Software Installation
> folder has got two folders Win95 and WinNT,
>
> I Installed (through setup.exe) of WinNT folder of the setup
> even on XP Machine.
>
> I mean to say the basic installation (before upgrading to
> build 2817) itself, do I need to have separately for XP ??
>
> Can anyone please enlighten me on this.
>
> Thank You
>
> Praveen.


Praveen Posted on 2003-07-29 17:58:07.0Z
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Hi I compared the logfiles of both and I see the difference,
but still I am not able to connect.

I want to mention on vital difference here



when I use dbclient -x tcpip{HOST = XX.XX.XX.XXX}
SERVER_NAME

on NT Machine it tries to connect and connects properly

whereas

on XP Machine If I try to do it gives me the help for proper
usage of dbclient, then I removed the server_name part and
tried with only

dbclient -x tcpip{HOST = XX.XX.XX.XXX}

that is without server_name at the end, then it tries to
connect and then fails saying "Unable to start--Server Not
Found".

MY question is why is the Run command changing on XP and why
it is not allowing me to place server_name at the end like
Run on NT Machine and how do I use dbclient command on XP
Machine.

Could you please enlighten me on this.

Thank You.

Praveen.


Praveen. Posted on 2003-07-29 23:50:44.0Z
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Hi,
Finally I got SQL Anywhere (5.5 build 2817) to work on XP.

I got the solution from one of the SYBASE Articles.

I added "MYIP" Parameter to the dbclient command, then it
worked.

dbclient.exe -x tcpip(HOST=XX.XX.XX.XXX;MYIP=NONE}
SERVER_NAME

worked for me atlast after 1 week of struggle.

Documenation says if there are multiple network cards then
we need to specify MYIP as the parameter, though I am not
clear about this I am happy that it's working.

I don't know what changed from NT To XP, same thing used to
work on NT without specifying MYIP. Both are on the same
network and domain.

Can anyone please enlighten me on this.

Anyways it's working.

Thank You very much for all you for replying.

Praveen.