Step 3: Running Installation
The install program will begin to ask questions about the Adaptive Server to
be created; the worksheets filled out in Step 1 should provide the answers.
The install program will prompt the installer for information about the size
and location of the master device, master database, and other system devices
and databases. Once all the questions have been answered, the Adaptive
Server will be built to the specs from your answers. The tasks performed by
the install include:
Initialization of the master device and sybsystemprocs device
Creation of the master, model, sybsystemprocs, sybsystemdb, and
default tempdb databases
Startup of the server (optionally the backup server, depending on
(Optional) Installation of auditing and creation of the sybsecurity data-
base and device
Once you’ve started the install program, you’ll get a screen that looks similar
to Figure 2-1, which tells you that you’re starting the right program.
Choose Next to continue. In the screen that appears, select a country, click the
“I Agree” radio button, and click Next.
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Figure 2-1
The next screen requires you to make an important decision: where to put the
program files. Placement of these files will likely be determined by the space
available on your machine. You’re going to want to spread I/O out across
your disks as much as possible. We recommend placing the files on a disk that
will not be used for database storage.
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Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Press Next to access the screen where you choose the setup type.
We’ve chosen the typical install here. You can choose another that suits your
needs, but unless you have a specific reason to perform something other than
the standard install (for example, you only want to install client components),
Typical is a good choice.
Press Next.
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Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
The installation program will make a few checks before starting with the
installation. These include making sure the unloaded software is for this oper
ating system, checking that you have enough disk space available, etc. Press
As part of the check, the program will verify what is to be installed and
how much space you need for it. This is a good page to print and save, in case
you ever wonder what you installed. You won’t need to keep it forever, but
while you’re performing other tasks, you might want to check back to find out
if you did in fact ask the server to install the job scheduler, for example.
After the Enterprise Suite install successfully completes, you are informed
accordingly and instructed to press Next to continue.
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Figure 2-6
Figure 2-7
At this point, supporting software is installed, and you can install the Adap
tive Server and associated products. Here we’re going to install the entire
suite by selecting all the options and pressing Next.
We’re going to choose the standard configuration here; you can see the selec-
tions in Figures 2-11 to 2-13. Press Next to continue.
The installation program, by default, names the server the same as the box
upon which it is running. This is, of course, customizable. Default ports for
the server are 5001 to 5004.
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Figure 2-8
Figure 2-9

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