System Administration Guide Supplement for SunOS Release 4.x (BSD)
|Chapter 1: Introduction|
SYBASE SQL Server handles all data management and transaction functions, independent of client applications and user interface functions. SQL Server manages multiple databases and multiple users, keeps track of the actual location of data on disks, maintains mapping of logical data description to physical data storage, and maintains data and procedure caches in memory.
SYBASE SQL Server runs on a variety of hardware and operating system platforms. Operating system-specific issues do not affect the basic functionality of SQL Server, but there are some differences among platform implementations. These differences may include:
System-specific issues are described in this document. Make sure you have the correct System Administration Guide Supplement for your platform.
Follow the instructions in the SYBASE SQL Server Installation Guide and the Release Bulletin to install your SYBASE SQL Server. Read this document along with the System Administration Guide for information on setting up your environment.
Consult the system administrator for your operating system as needed for assistance with operating system troubleshooting and configuration.
Chapter 2 discusses the interfaces file, the file SQL Server uses to communicate with client software.