Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Shutting down Firebird when using classic server on Windows
Author Daniel Rail

At November 23, 2005, 7:52 PM, Stephen Boyd wrote:

> wrote:
>> Since the Classic service is not a service that is being shared by
> all
>> connections (as is the case with Superserver) the only way (for
> Classic) is
>> to perform a forced shutdown of the database using gfix -shut -force
>> nnn. Eventually, all of the client processes will be terminated and
> any
>> unprepared clients will get network exceptions and lose their
> uncommitted work.

> But if I remember correctly that won't stop people logged in as
> SYSDBA. If know they shouldn't, but they do and there are times when
> it would be nice to kill them.

There is a new option in FB 2.0, that will permit you to shutdown a
database(take it off-line) for all users(SYSDBA included).
Unfortunately, it's not part of version 1.5x.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior Software Developer
ACCRA Consultants Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (