I am just getting started with SQL Anywhere and am having trouble wrapping my head around the service vs. server concept and how the two fit together. I read over the reference on DBSRV32 and the Network service but have a few questions on the fine print of these concepts. Just trying to understand how the two interact, does anyone know of a good reference that outlines how the two fit together? (e.g. I am confused on if the service just a wrapper around the DB server? What happens when you startup your serivce, etc.)
I have read the following that seem to speak to each technology individually, but nothing on how the pieces fit together.
Input is appreciated.
You are correct - a "service" is just a wrapper around the server:
A Windows Service (or Linux Service) is just a database server (or ML server or Relay server or ...) running as an OS service and starting and stopping the server is controlled by the Windows (or Linux) OS service manager.
answered 07 Nov '14, 15:35