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Configure a database connection for ArcGIS Server

To connect ArcGIS Server to a supported database platform, you'll need to do the following:

Install and configure the database client software

The following topics provide instructions on how to install and configure client software for specific databases. Keep in mind that you must install a release of the client software that is compatible with the release of the database to which you want to connect.

Follow the instructions in these topics to set up database client software on the ArcGIS Server machine:

No separate database client is needed to connect to PostgreSQL.

Restart ArcGIS Server

If ArcGIS Server was running before you configured an Oracle database client on the ArcGIS Server machine, you must restart ArcGIS Server. You can restart ArcGIS Server from the Windows Services interface.

Test your connection

Once you've configured your connection to a database in ArcGIS Server, you should test the connection by doing the following:

  1. Register the database with the server
  2. Publish a service to the server using data residing in the database

If you encounter problems with your connection, consult the server logs for more information. To learn more about server logging, see Viewing, querying, and configuring server logs.