XA: Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. It is also possible for XA and non-XA transactions to coexist in the same Berkeley DB environment. To do this, specify the same environment to the non-XA DB_ENV->open calls as was specified in the Tuxedo configuration file.
When converting an application to run under XA, the application's Berkeley DB calls are unchanged, with three exceptions:
Otherwise, the application should be unchanged.
Recovery is completed in two steps. First, each resource manager should recover its environment(s). This can be done via a program that calls DB_ENV->open or by calling the db_recover utility. If using the db_recover utility, then the -e option should be specified so that the regions that are recovered persist after the utility exits. Any transactions that were prepared, but neither completed nor aborted, are restored to their prepared state so that they may be aborted or committed via the Tuxedo recovery mechanisms. After each resource manager has recovered, then Tuxedo recovery may begin. Tuxedo will interact with each resource manager via the __db_xa_recover function which returns the list of prepared, but not yet completed transactions. It should issue a commit or abort for each one, and only after having completed each transaction will normal processing resume.
Finally, standard log file archival and catastrophic recovery procedures should occur independently of XA operation.
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