Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Shadows questions...
Author Dalton Calford
Hi Oliver,

> a. Can I CREATE SHADOW on an existing populated database ?
> Assumed answer : yes, which implies the engine brings the freshly created
> shadow in synch with the DB.

Yes, the shadow can be created at any time.

> b. So when I CREATE SHADOW, how is arranged the initialization
> (synchronization) of that shadow with the DB ? Is this a concurrent process
> with the normal engine operation or is the engine operation paused while the
> synch. takes place ?

When we use this process, our users do not notice we are doing anything
Of course, this depends on your equipment you are using vs the user

best regards