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START_ODD <full_path>S

The alternative name for odd numbered start file. The start file contains the location at which the automatic recovery routines begin to scan the transaction logs. There are two start files (numbered zero and one) to reduce the risk of losing the starting point for automatic recovery. This name must be in the form of a directory path and the single character ‘S’ (e.g., C:\START\S). The FairCom Server appends a seven-digit odd number and the extension .FCS to the name provided.

If a relative path is specified for START_EVEN / START_ODD or LOG_EVEN / LOG_ODD, it is relative to the defined LOCAL_DIRECTORY path, not the startup directory of the server.

This configuration option can include an environment variable name that will be substituted with its value when the configuration file is read.

Default: S

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