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Key: CORE-4664
Type: New Feature New Feature
Status: Open Open
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: Unassigned
Reporter: Mercea Paul
Votes: 0
Watchers: 1

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Firebird Core

Allow user to specify Firebir Service instance name when install Firebird

Created: 11/Jan/15 08:07 PM   Updated: 12/Jan/15 08:01 AM
Component/s: Installation
Affects Version/s: 3.0 Beta 1, 2.5.3 Update 1
Fix Version/s: None

Environment: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Windows server 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2)

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On Installation process have the abilitie to specify instance name of Firebird service.
It could be usefull to show existing firebird instances.

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Sean Leyne added a comment - 11/Jan/15 08:55 PM
"Instance Name" is a term/concept which is from MS SQL (at least that is the one engine I know which supports it).

Firebird does not have anything like it, and would require a larger install footprint (almost needing a "server manager" to store the list of "instances" and to allow for the names to be queried).

Mercea Paul added a comment - 11/Jan/15 09:07 PM
You can name it service name.
I think it can be achieve with a input field that pass parameter to instsvc -n "service_name" .
This way you can specify distinct name from "DefaultInstance", wich on every "second" Firebird installation override the existing service and you need to manually "install" service for new Firebird installation.

Paul Reeves added a comment - 12/Jan/15 08:01 AM
This feature has obviously been considered in the past. The problem is that it requires the installer to manage instance names and deal with problems arising, such as name conflicts.

Different instances also require different ports as well as changes to other settings in fbconf.

Additionally there is the issue of how to handle problems, especially if the installation is scripted.

All in all, this feature rather breaks the fundamental design goal of a click through installer that 'just works' for over 95% of users.

So I guess this request should be marked 'Wont fix'.