This command will pause all database operations, through jEDI, to the jBASE database.


Note: This utility is only available in jBASE 4.1 and later.


For example


DatajBASE paused at Mon Nov 25 15:59:53 2002

For READ and WRITE operations

Updates are denied also to root users

Transactions will be blocked immediately.


The -a option means that administrators (e.g. root users on UNIX) can still make updates to the database.

The -n option specifies the database to pause (Note: This option is restricted to jBASE 5)

The -r option still allows read operations on the database and therefore only pauses updates.

The -t option permits users inside a transaction to continue until it terminates the transaction by either a commit (TRANSEND) or a rollback (TRANSABORT).


You can run the command a number of times with different options. For example, you might run it with the -a option to allow root users continued access. When you are sure all your normal users are paused, you can run it again without the -a option, which will suspend the updates for all users.