I assume that this question cannot be answered positively, or maybe I am the first one who asks this, but I want to know whether it is possible to get (build from the installed, for instance) the portable version of SqlAnywhere and MobiLink components?
Sometimes I change my workplace, and I do not want to install SA on Windows, because either I do not have rights, or I do not want to pollute the registry or "Program Files" with the application stuff. It is simpler for me to have everything in the USB stick, and use shell files to start the server and work with it. This also helps me to backup and recover my software quickly, if I need this.
What do you usually do in such situations? Do you always use the remote server and the Sybase Central that you somehow carry with you, or you install the server,
Thank you in advance for your thoughts, suggestions and the experience.
asked 11 Feb '16, 08:21
Point #1: Everything I say here assumes that you have proper SQL Anywhere Licenses to do what you want to do on the machine in question.
Point #2: If what I suggest doesn't work, run the SQL Anywhere install.
On my development machine, I have 11 different versions of SQL Anywhere "installed", and I have never run the SQL Anywhere install on my developement machine in the 18+ years I've been developing the product. I always simply copy binaries from our build machines, which places newly build binaries in a directory structure that is the same structure used by our installer (that's important!). When I want to run a specfic version of SQL Anywhere, I open a DOS prompt, and run a batch file to setup the environment for that specific version. They'll be nothing in the start menu, and nothing in the SYSTEM PATH, so you'll have to run everything from the DOS prompt, which IMHO is the Right Way To Do Things anyway.
What's the minimum :
Optional Stuff :
Hope tht helps. Please remember to ensure that you are properly licensed for whatever you do, so I enventually get paid. :)