Subject Re: [firebird-support] fbserver parameters - should post to fb devel list?
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:49 AM 6/09/2004 -0700, you wrote:
> >You can try it yourself, you will not spend more than
>a >minute.
> >Yes, the service will start, whether "-s" is used or
> >not.
> >(so either the switch is ignored, or perhaps it has
>some >hidden
> >functionality I have not discovered yet).
>I was talking about the last part of the message,
>whether to post to fb-devel to add additional
>parameters to instsvc or not. Sorry I don't know what
>is the standard procedure. Here is the original
>message part:
>One thing about instsvc, it uses
>'FirebirdServerDefaultInstance' as the service name so
>trying to install 2 fb servers as services will fail
>because there cannot be 2 services with the same name.
>It would be great to have 2 more switches for service
>name and service description.

You are looking at the first phase of an unfinished feature. Complex
installs are in the plans. Please read the Firebird 2 roadmap (still in
draft) here:

So, yes, it will be possible in future to install multiple Firebird server
instances using instsvc and instreg.

If you know how to install a service yourself, why not experiment with it,
doing the various steps manually?

I'm quite curious to know why running multiple instances of the same server
on a single machine is such a priority for you...I can understand why
people might want to run say Firebird 1.5 and InterBase, or Firebird 1.5
and Firebird 1.0, but why two instances of the *same* server?