Have a quick question on this that I'm sure could be relatively easy to answer.
I'm setting up a new machine and it's my first 64bit machine. I'm going back and installing SQL Anywhere 9 - 12 on it. When I installed 9, I just by habit placed the 32bit install CD in the drive. Immediately it came up and asked me if I was sure I wanted to install the 32bit version on a 64bit OS. I told it go ahead because I need access to the 32bit components. However, I thought, I'll just install the 64bit version after that.
Well, I may not have thought it through completely. Long story short, I applied the EBF's to the 32bit install before I started trying to install the 64bit version. Dumb move on my part since I'm thinking "Oh crap!! Now I'm possibly downgrading components."
From what I can see, it looks like it tried to install the majority of components in the standard 64bit directory, but then it tried to install some others in the x86 (32bit) directories.
Everything started going downhill after that. Started getting some errors with some of the Java components. I didn't jot them down at the time. I ended up uninstalling everything due to the issues I was seeing.
I guess my question is.... Should I be able to install both the 32bit and 64bit versions of SQL Anywhere 9 on the same box? If so, is there anything I should be aware of before I start this over? I'm thinking for one thing that I shouldn't apply any EBF's until both base versions are installed.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
asked 08 Feb '13, 19:33
Jeff: The 9.0.2 64-bit install basically contained the server and a few tools. Everything else was still 32-bit. You could get into trouble if the target directory for the 64-bit install is the same as the one you used for the 32-bit install. But if you keep them in separate locations, you should be able to EBF them independently.
answered 12 Feb '13, 11:18