Subject gfix shutdown and errorlevel
Author Mark Ford
I've just installed the 2.5 release version on my windows 2000 server. I'm
running SuperClassic. In the new version it appears that calling:

gfix -user SYSDBA -password mypassword mydbalias -shut full -force 10

always will return the error "connection lost to database" (which is true of
course) however version 2.1.3 didn't give this error. It becomes a problem
in command/dos scripts where I want to check the errorlevel returned so that
I know if the shutdown was ok.

Is this working the way it should? Is there a change I can make in my gfix
call so that it works like the earlier versions? Perhaps I'm doing
something non-standard in my call. Here's an example of my backup script in
case it helps to understand the issue:

@echo off
gfix -user SYSDBA -password mypassword mydbalias -shut full -force 10
if errorlevel 1 GOTO NOT_SHUT
echo Shutdown Good
copy ... (backs up some files.)
echo Backup Good
gfix -user SYSDBA -password mypassword mydbalias -online normal
echo Startup Good

echo Shutdown failed!


Because of the "connection lost to database" error message my script will
always think the shutdown failed. Thanks for any suggestions!