To specify additional optional checkpointing of SFSBs at the end of non-transactional business methods that cause important modifications to the bean’s state, use the checkpoint-at-end-of-method element within the ejb element in sun-ejb-jar.xml.
<sun-ejb-jar> ... <enterprise-beans> ... <ejb availability-enabled="true"> <ejb-name>ShoppingCartEJB</ejb-name> <checkpoint-at-end-of-method> <method> <method-name>addToCart</method-name> </method> </checkpoint-at-end-of-method> </ejb> ... </enterprise-beans> </sun-ejb-jar>
The non-transactional methods in the checkpoint-at-end-of-method element can be the following:
create() methods defined in the home or business interface of the SFSB, if you want to checkpoint the initial state of the SFSB immediately after creation
For SFSBs using container managed transactions only, methods in the remote interface of the bean marked with the transaction attribute TX_NOT_SUPPORTED or TX_NEVER
For SFSBs using bean managed transactions only, methods in which a bean managed transaction is neither started nor committed
Any other methods mentioned in this list are ignored. At the end of invocation of each of these methods, the EJB container saves the state of the SFSB to persistent store.
If an SFSB does not participate in any transaction, and if none of its methods are explicitly specified in the checkpoint-at-end-of-method element, the bean’s state is not checkpointed at all even if availability-enabled="true" for this bean.
For better performance, specify a small subset of methods. The methods chosen should accomplish a significant amount of work in the context of the Java EE application or should result in some important modification to the bean’s state.