Determines if the Siebel Server attempts to prevent automatic closure of an idle database connection. In some situations, your database software might automatically close the connection if it is idle longer than an amount of time. An example situation where this might occur is when Siebel Remote initializes a database over a slow communications link to a Siebel Server that runs under OS/390.
If the Database Connection Timeout for parameter is 0, then the Siebel Server does not attempt to prevent database connection timeouts. If the Synchronization Manager server component reaches the timeout, then it exits with an error message.
To configure the Siebel Server to prevent a database connection timeout, you can set the value of the Database Connection Timeout parameter to a value that is smaller than the timeout period for your database software. If the idle time reaches the value that you assign to this parameter, then the Siebel Server creates activity on the server database connection to prevent a timeout.
To set this parameter, you can use the Server Manager command line or the administrative screens. If you use the administration screens, then you must click the Advanced button in the header of the Component Parameters list. For more information, see Making Advanced Server Parameters Visible.