Subject Re: [firebird-support] Running 1.5 and 2.0 concurrently - Any Guides?
Author Helen Borrie
At 12:12 AM 21/04/2008, you wrote:
>Lee Jenkins wrote:
>> is there a guide around which details setting up 1.5 and 2.x FB servers
>> on the > same machine? I'm sure there's more to it than specifying different
>> ports to run on.

Yes. Study Chapter 9 of the 1.5 release notes.

>> A couple of week ago, I tried running 2.1 as an application (while
>> running my usual 1.5.x as a service), but couldn't seem to get it to start so I > figured I was doing something incorrect.

Make sure you follow the instruction to de-assign the FIREBIRD variable.

>Some more information:
>I'm running Vista Business 32 bit.
>This what I tried this morning:
>I have already and installed 2.1, got the warning about 1.5 already
>being installed, installed anyway.

Your Subject says "Running 1.5 and 2.0 concurrently". So which combination are you actually trying to run?

You used the exe installer? So did you take the default location for installing Firebird in Program Files? Vista is precious about ordinary users running applications from there. If you need to run Firebird as an application, it will have to be moved somewhere else...

>Changed firebird.conf in 2.1 directory to run on different port and then tried starting 2.1 as an application.
>Looking at system processes, I see the server start (or at least attempt to
>start) but then it shuts itself down.

Sounds like you overlooked the FIREBIRD variable and/or installed in c:\Program Files.

Also check that Fb 2.1 hasn't been installed as a service.

Once you get the server going, don't forget that your access string for applications (including all the command-line apps and Services Manager calls) will need the port number in the connection string.

And hopefully you didn't also overlook things like the security scripts...