Preparing to Install Ingres Star

This chapter explains the various installation considerations that are needed while installing the Ingres Distribution Option. You have the option of installing Ingres Star during the standard Ingres installation procedure.

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Installation Requirements

The following are requirements for installing Ingres Star:

VMS: In a cluster installation, a distributed database is accessible from all nodes in the installation but Net must be installed. For example, assume there are three nodes in the installation, Nodes A, B and C. If the distributed database is created on Node A, Ingres Star requires Net to access the distributed database from Nodes B and C.

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Installation Prompts for Ingres Star

During installation you will be prompted for certain information needed by Ingres Star:

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Star Server Startup

UNIX: The Star Server is a DBMS Server, which is started with the command:

ingstart -iistar

VMS: The Star Server is a DBMS Server, which started with the parameter:

ingstart /star

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Operating System Requirements

The following are operating system requirements for Star:

UNIX: The executable setuid must be turned on. Only the user who owns the installation can start the Star Server. The install sets up the correct protections (that is, setuid) on the Star Server.

VMS: The Star Server requires the following privileges to run: PRMMBX, WORLD, READALL (for client/server communication), SYSPRV (to open error and status logging files), and SHARE (to open terminals for trace output). The vmsinstal utility installs the Star Server with all of the appropriate permissions.


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