Overview


This document describes how to install and start/stop Altibase.

The content to be referred after the basic installation is provided as a separate document and URL, so please refer to it.

For errors and improvements related to this document, please contact the technical support portal or technical support center.

Preparation


  1. The OS user account for installing the server(system) clone Altibase package must be created.
  2. Download the Altibase package installer from support.altibase.com/en/ and upload the file to the system.
  3. For Altibase version information, OS type, OS Big information, and Mac address information, please receive a temporary license at support.altibase.com/en/ or contact Altibase Sales Department to confirm the agreement and issue a formal license.

Access the Altibase package installer file from the URL described below, sign up for the membership, log in, and download the package.

Users can download the package from http://support.altibase.com/en/ or from Altibase.

Since the OS information, compile bit, and product version information are described in the package, request or download an appropriate product package.

http://support.altibase.com/en/

Example of Altibase package file name (Example of package file description of 6.5.1.XX, 7.1.0.XX based on Altibase package file for Linux)

altibase-HDB-server-6.5.1.X.X-LINUX-X86-64bit-release.run
altibase-server-7.1.0.X.X-LINUX-X86-64bit-release.run

 

Altibase package installation and DB creation procedure


This section describes how to create DB of versions supported according to Altibase's End of Service (EOS) policy.

As of this document , the latest Altibase version is 'Altibase ver. 7' and'Altibase ver. earlier than 6' are for EOS.

Since Altibase cannot be operated until the DB is created, the DB must be created as follows before starting.

How to download and install Altibase Package


Altibase directory components


When the Altibase package is installed, the following directory is created.

This section is about basic installation and operation, and describes only the main directories that the user will check after installation. (Refer to the manual for details.)

Directory

Description

admin

Example SQL and View creation file directory for easy viewing of Altibase performance view

 

bin

Altibase execution file, utility (execution file) directory

include

Header file directory provided for Altibase application development

install

altibase_env.mk file and README file directory containing examples of macro settings for makefiles for Altibase application development.

lib

Library directory provided for Altibase application development

 

sample

Example program source (CLI, APRE, JDBC, C/C++, etc.) directory that provided Altibase application as a sample

 

trc

Trace log file location where Altibase operation status information is recorded

 

conf

Location of the Altibase configuration files (altibase.properties, aexport.properties), the property example file (sample), and the license file location directory

logs

Altibase log anchor file and default path where log files are created

dbs

Default path where Altibase data files are created

arch_logsBackup directory to back up log files for Altibase recovery
altiCompUtility directory that resolves data inconsistency caused by failures during replication operation between Altibase databases
msgDirectory containing files containing Altibase error messages

Notes/Considerations on installation related to Altibase package


Description of Altibase Database Creation


The following document describes how to create the Altibase database in detail.

Creating Altibase Database

Starting Altibase


The normal startup is possible only when the basic installation and DB creation of the Altibase package are completed as above.

This section explains how the user can start the DB.

$ server start
-----------------------------------------------------------------
     Altibase Client Query utility.
     Release Version 6.5.1.7.1
     Copyright 2000, ALTIBASE Corporation or its subsidiaries.
     All Rights Reserved.
-----------------------------------------------------------------
ISQL_CONNECTION = UNIX, SERVER = localhost
[ERR-910FB : Connected to idle instance]
Connecting to the DB server.... Connected.

TRANSITION TO PHASE : PROCESS
TRANSITION TO PHASE : CONTROL

TRANSITION TO PHASE : META
  [SM] Recovery Phase - 1 : Preparing Database
                          : Dynamic Memory Version => Parallel Loading
  [SM] Recovery Phase - 2 : Loading Database 
  [SM] Recovery Phase - 3 : Skipping Recovery & Starting Threads...
                            Refining Disk Table 
  [SM] Refine Memory Table : ........................................................................... [SUCCESS]
  [SM] Rebuilding Indices [Total Count:137] ............................................................ [SUCCESS]

TRANSITION TO PHASE : SERVICE
  [CM] Listener started : TCP on port 20300 [IPV4]
  [CM] Listener started : UNIX
  [CM] Listener started : IPC
  [RP] Initialization : [PASS]
--- STARTUP Process SUCCESS ---
Command executed successfully.

Shutting Altibase Down


If the Altibase installation is completed and started normally, this section describes how to shut down the DB by the user.

Altibase Shutdown Procedure


Explanation of Starting and Shutting Down Altibase


Use-Cases of Altibase


iSQL commands


Creating and Deleting DB user account


Creating and Deleting Tablespace account


Creating and Deleting Tables