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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Number of Users (-n)
 

Number of Users (-n)

Use Number of Users (-n) to limit the total number of users below the level that overloads the database server on systems that do not use shared memory.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-n n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Database Server
10,000
20
n
The maximum number of OpenEdge users on the system. After n users have connected to the OpenEdge database, additional user startup attempts are rejected.
Note: The actual number of allowed users might be smaller than the value of this parameter. The actual number of allowed users must be equal or less than the result of the Maximum Servers (-Mn) multiplied by the Maximum Clients Per Server (-Ma), using whole number values for those parameters.
On systems that do not use shared memory, use Number of Users (-n) to limit the total number of users below the level that overloads the database server.
On shared-memory systems, -n must be high enough to include local and remote users as well as background writers (APWs, BIWs, and AIWs), PROWDOG processes, and PROMON sessions. For more information, see the Minimum Clients per Server (-Mi) and Maximum Servers (-Mn) startup parameters.