Configuration Parameter File Reference
Define InterSystems IRIS databases.
[Databases] Name=a,b,c,d,e, f
Each entry has up to six comma-separated arguments that define a database. The only argument that is required is the first, the directory specification. If the other arguments are not specified, then the default is used. From left to right:
Full directory specification for database file. Required.
Remote system name (empty for local system). If the system is remote (non-empty name), subsequent fields are ignored. Default is the local system.
Must mount at startup. 0 Database is not mounted at startup (default). 1 Database must be mounted at startup, or startup fails.
Cluster mount mode 0 Private mount (default), 1 cluster mount (valid only for clustered systems.)
Mount at startup 0 Database is mounted when first accessed (default), 1 database attempts to be mounted at startup. If it fails, startup continues. Valid only for cluster databases; ignored for non-cluster databases. (To mount non-cluster databases at startup, use the third value, the Must mount at startup flag. Or mount the database explicitly in the ^%ZSTART
routine using the SYS.Database
Stream Location. Directory where the streams associated with this database go. The default is blank "" (which Intersystems recommends.) This default location is in the subdirectory stream
, underneath the database directory. For example, for a database located in c:\abc
, the default stream location is c:\abc\stream
By default even if they are not specified, the IRISSYS, IRISLIB, IRISTEMP, and IRISAUDIT databases must be local to the system, private mounted, and mount required at startup.
; Database is on system SALESERVER
; Database is local and mount required
CLUSTER=dka300:[cluster],,,1 ; Database is cluster mounted
Example of remote databases without mirroring:
Example of remote databases with mirroring. Note in this mirrored example the two remote databases, both mirrored and non-mirrored, are formatted differently than they would be in a non-mirrored environment.
PRDAUDIT=:mirror:PRDMIRROR:PRDAUDIT,PRD - Mirrored remote database
PRDDCIFC=:ds:PRDDCIFC,PRD - Non-mirrored remote database
PRDERR=\InterSystems\IRIS\mgr\prderr\,,1 - Local database
Range of Values