4. Administering a FrontBase Server
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FrontBasedirectory contains all the files required for your FrontBase installation. The files are subdirectories of the
FrontBasedirectory are explained in this article.
Where the directory isThe location of the
FrontBasedirectory depends on the platform on which you install FrontBase:
Platform Path MacOS X Server
MacOS X Public Beta
A future version of FrontBase and its platform-specific installers will allow you to install FrontBase anywhere. Currently, the FrontBase directory needs to be owned by "root" or "administrator", but that mostly artificial requirement should also disappear in a future version.
Contents of theThe
FrontBasedirectory will normally contain the following subdirectories and files:
Databasesis a directory which holds all databases served from the host. For each database, there are two files:
<database-name>.fb.log. The former contains the actual data in the database, while the latter contains miscellaneous status and error messages. You can delete a database by deleting the
<database-name>.fbfile. Of course, you can also log into the database as
_SYSTEMand issue a
DELETE DATABASEcommand. On Windows NT, you should make sure that you've removed the database as a service before deleting it.
Collationsis a directory which holds all defined collations (orderings of Unicode characters which can be instantiated as
COLLATIONs in your
Translationsis a directory which holds all defined translations.
binis a directory which contains FrontBase executables. You may want to add the
FrontBase/bindirectory to your
$PATHenvironment variable for easy access.
FBExec.logis a file to which the
FBExecprocess appends miscellaneous status and error messages.
.BootstrapFilesis a directory containing miscellaneous files required to create a new database.
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