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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: Derby server health probing
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:43:19 GMT
Xavier Vigouroux wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> We use a derby server in an High Availability context. Thus, we need to
> test if derby server is in a good shape or not. The result of this
> repetitive question will imply a fail-over or not.
> 
> we thought about two solutions:
> 
> 1/ create an agent to insert/select/delete an entry in a table
> 2/ create a stored procedure doing a finer job.
> 
> these solutions do not satisfy us as:
> 
> o a JVM needs to be created for a very short duration and repetitively
> o it's CPU consuming.
> 
> So, do you think of another solution that would prove the derby server
> is in a good shape, without consuming too much resources.

There's no requirement for a client of the network server to be written
in Java. It should be possible to write a lightweight C program that
sends and receives a ping tcp/ip message to the network server.

Dan.


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