import com.sleepycat.db.*;

public class DbEnv extends Object { public DbEnv(int flags) throws DbException; ... }


The DbEnv object is the handle for a Berkeley DB environment -- a collection including support for some or all of caching, locking, logging and transaction subsystems, as well as databases and log files. Methods off the DbEnv handle are used to configure the environment as well as to operate on subsystems and databases in the environment.

DbEnv handles are free-threaded if the Db.DB_THREAD flag is specified to the DbEnv.open method when the environment is opened. The DbEnv handle should not be closed while any other handle remains open that is using it as a reference (for example, Db or DbTxn). Once either the DbEnv.close or DbEnv.remove methods are called, the handle may not be accessed again, regardless of the method's return.

The constructor creates the DbEnv object. The constructor allocates memory internally; calling the DbEnv.close or DbEnv.remove methods will free that memory.

The following flags value may be specified:

Create a client environment to connect to a server.

The Db.DB_CLIENT flag indicates to the system that this environment is remote on a server. The use of this flag causes the environment methods to use functions that call a server instead of local functions. Prior to making any environment or database method calls, the application must call the DbEnv.set_rpc_server method to establish the connection to the server.



See Also

Database Environments and Related Methods


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