Hi Paul,

Make sure to set the URL property 'shutdown=true' with a semi-colon ';'

such as:

"jdbc:derby:MyDbTest;shutdown=true");

If it is called correctly, then maybe check if you do not have another (orphaned) Java instance still accessing the database...

Cheers

--francois

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:15 AM, Paul Taylor <paul_t100@fastmail.fm> wrote:
I'm using Derby in embedded  mode from my application, when I exit my application I close connection, and get connection with option :shutdown=true to shut it down
But sometimes when I restart my application it fails, so I try and recreate the database but  then receives exception with error code 45000 (Database Already Running) , and I have to delete the database folder to get my application to restart

Am I doing something wrong ?

thanks Paul