Subject Re: [firebird-support] Error while creating Firebird Database
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:38 AM 30/01/2009, you wrote:
>I have been using Sam Party DJ software that uses Firebird for its
>database without problems until the other day. I got an error message
>when I try to run SPDJ. I have uninstalled both programs and when
>reinstalling SPDJ (which installs Firebird)I get the same message again.
>Error> Error while creating Firebird database.
>Error> Unaable to complete network request to host "Localhost".
>Failed to establish a connection.
>No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused

Usually means the server has not started...but

>Error> Unable to create or connect to database.
>FatalError> Unable to connect to database.

It could also mean that the application is using the embedded server and there is an instance of the application already connected to the database.

Another possibility:
Error> Error while creating Firebird database.

...makes one suspect that the database your software created previously is still there, in the place where it was when you uninstalled the application. Uninstalls don't normally delete user data. If the database named <whatever> already exists, it can't be created again. As a quick test of that theory, you could rename the existing database temporarily.

Can anyone help me get my program up and running?

What operating system are you on?