File Protection in Single- and Multi-user Mode
If a database which has been created in single-user mode is to be used by a database server, or vice versa, certain precautions must be observed with regard to the databank files:
- Files created in single-user mode must be accessible for read and write by a database server if the database is to be subsequently used in multi-user mode, since databank file access is performed by the database server process. The creator of the files should change the protection if necessary. Suitably the database server should have exclusive access to the databank files.
- Conversely, files created in multi-user mode are created by the database server process and will not be accessible by a specific user who needs to access the database in single-user mode. The protection on these files can only be changed by an operating system user who has privileges equivalent to those of the database server process.
Note: Individual users should not generally have direct access to databank files.
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