Registration file error: License is in use by another instance of InterBase

By: Quinn Wildman

Abstract: This errors when you attempt to use the same BORLAND.LIC file simultaneously in more than instance of InterBase

InterBase 7.5 introduces the concept of Multiinstance to InterBase. This means you can run multiple InterBase 7.5 servers concurrently. However, to do so you must purchase additional server licenses for each instance of the server. If you attempt to use the same BORLAND.LIC file in more than once instance concurrently, it results in:

Registration file error: License is in use by another instance of InterBase

being placed in the INTERBASE.LOG file.

To resolve the problem install and register a different copy InterBase than is already running.

Server Response from: ETNASC04