Suspends and resumes updates to a specified list of databases.
quiesce database tag_name hold dbname [, dbname] ... [for external dump
quiesce database tag_name release
is a user-defined name that designates the list of databases to hold or release. The tag_name must conform to the rules for identifiers.
is a database name.
specifies that while updates to the databases in the list are suspended, you will physically copy all affected database devices, using some facility external to Adaptive Server. The copy operation is to serve as a replacement for the combination of dump database and load database.
Suspends update activity on salesdb and ordersdb:
quiesce database report_dbs hold salesdb, ordersdb
Resumes update activity on the databases labeled report_dbs:
quiesce database report_dbs release
Suspends update activity to the pubs2 database and signifies your intent to make an external copy of this database:
quiesce database pubs_tag hold pubs2 for external dump
quiesce database used with the hold keyword suspends all updates to the specified database. Transactions cannot update data in suspended databases, and background tasks such as the checkpoint process and housekeeper process skip all databases that are in the suspended state.
quiesce database used with the release keyword allows updates to resume on databases that were previously suspended.
quiesce database used with the for external dump clause signifies that you intend to make an external copy of the database. It serves to replace a combination of dump and load database.
The quiesce database hold and release commands need not be executed from the same user session.
If the databases specified in the quiesce database hold command contain distributed or multidatabase transactions that are in the prepared state, Adaptive Server waits during a five-second timeout period for those transactions to complete. If the transactions do not complete during the timeout period, quiesce database hold fails.
If Adaptive Server is executing a dump database or dump transaction command on a database specified in quiesce database hold, the database is suspended only after the dump command completes.
If you execute a dump database or dump transaction command on a database while updates to the database are suspended, Adaptive Server blocks those commands until the database is released with quiesce database release.
You can specify a maximum of eight databases in a single quiesce database hold command. If you must suspend updates to additional databases, execute additional quiesce database hold commands.
quiesce database permission defaults to System Administrators.
Commands dump database, dump transaction
System procedures sp_helpdb, sp_who