|Oracle8i interMedia Text Migration
Release 2 (8.1.6)
Part Number A77061-01
Administration, 2 of 7
In pre-8.1, the ConText server,
ctxsrv, has five personalities, R Q D M and L. A single server can have one or more personalities. A combination of personalities is called a mask. With personality masks, you can assign to a server different functions, such as query processing, DDL processing, or linguistic processing.
In 8.1, the
ctxsrv executable is not required for indexing or querying. Indexing and querying are performed with standard SQL. You run the server only for background DML processing. No server is needed for performing batch DML, which you do by synchronizing the index with ALTER INDEX.
ctxsrv executable is also not required for producing document services output, such as theme summaries and Gists. You obtain document services output synchronously with procedures the CTX_DOC package.
When you start
ctxsrv, the only personality you can specify is M, which is the default.
For more information about ctxsrv, ALTER INDEX and the CTX_DOC package, see the Oracle8i interMedia Text Reference.
interMedia Text 8.1 does not support the
ctxctl command that is used in pre-8.1 to view the status of ConText servers.
In 8.1 to view the status of a server, you can use the CTX_SERVERS view. You can also use the Oracle8i interMedia Text Manager, which is a Java application available with the Oracle Enterprise Manager.