Major Changes Coming From Actian Regarding PSQL/Zen Product Lines
Please note that ALL outstanding quotes for Actian Zen/PSQL are valid through Friday, April 12 ONLY. New pricing is expected to take effect on April 15, which is explained in more detail here. If you are planning on ordering ANY product, please get your order placed as soon as possible. As Actian did not provide us with enough time to update our shopping site web server, we are taking that system off-line to prevent taking orders that Actian will not fulfill. Please expect order fulfillment to take 12-48 hours, with orders being placed on Friday likely to take several days, depending on total volume. Stand by for more details, coming soon in our next Meteor newsletter.

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White Papers: Installing and Configuring PSQL/Zen Environments

By: Bill Bach

This page contains white papers created by Goldstar Software Inc. that discuss installing and configuring your Pervasive environment.

These documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Can't open them? Get the Acrobat Reader.

Downloading Actian Zen/PSQL Products

These documents cover everything you need to know on downloading the database products.

Entering an Actian Zen/PSQL License

These documents cover everything you need to know about installing your database product license.

Setting Up ODBC Data Sources

These documents cover setting up an ODBC DSN on your server and client workstations.

Configuring the Zen/PSQL Database Environment

The rest of the documents cover other setup and configuration issues.

PDF Checking your Zen/PSQL Installation for Proper Operation
If you are wondering if you have successfully installed the Zen/PSQL engine, here's how you can check the basic operations to make sure it is working. (Updated February 2021)

PDF Virtualizing Your Zen/PSQL Database Servers
Virtualization is the latest hot topic in the IT industry. Read this paper to help determine if this solution will work for your Zen/PSQL database server! (Updated December 2018)

PDF Tech Tip: Is My Zen/PSQL Database Cache Big Enough for My Data?
This white paper was released as a Tech Tip and helps you analyze your server to determine if your database cache is large enough for your data, or if you may need to adjust some settings. (Released February 2010) You can also read the Japanese version, translated by AgTech Pervasive Division.

PDF Setting a Permanent Gateway
When using a Zen/PSQL Workgroup Engine, you may need to lock down the gateway to a single computer. Here's why & how.... (Updated December 2018)

PDF Forcing the Requester Version Information
This article explains how to force the Zen/PSQL Client to return an older Version Number, so that older applications can work with the newer database engines. (Updated January 2015)

PDF Making the Most of the Client Cache Engine
Are you running a terminal server with lots of users? Or do you run a lot of Btrieve reports which access lots of data? You may be able to get huge performance gains by properly configuring the Client Cache Engine in your environment! Check out this paper for more information on this feature.

PDF Installing the Zen Client and ODBC DSN onto a Linux Computer
This paper goes step by step through the downlaod and install of the Zen v15 Client onto a Linux computer, including setting up and testing an ODBC DSN.

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