Maximum database connection Problem

Posted on 2006-07-06
Last Modified: 2010-03-31


I am using a middle ware integration tool which gets connected to oracle database.

But in the code(Java) there is no where that we are trying to close the result set and the connections . The conenctions are always open.

When the DB is down, still the tool assumes the DB is up and tries to hit the database again and again increasing the number of connections. Once it reaches to the highest level the whole DB is down.

So I just want to know is there any way in java which verifes the connection is up or not  . if the DB is not up we try to connect to the database for three time or may four times, if by that time DB is up it should get connnected  other wise we ask it to sleep for say 3 hours and then try again..

Please help me with this situation.

Question by:ruby_srinivas
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Expert Comment

ID: 17054996
if the db is not then you cannot get a connection to it. it will throw an exception.

Author Comment

ID: 17055051

Yes thats right I get an exception saying that Oracle is not avaliable. But I wan to restrict the number of times it tries to connect to the DB , Say only 4 times and even then if DB is not up then it should sleep for 3 hours and try again..

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objects earned 63 total points
ID: 17055075
count the number of times u get an exception

Connection getConnection()
   Connection c = null;
   int attempts = 0;
   while (c==null && attempts<3)
           c = ....  // attempt to get a connection
       catch (Exception ex)
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Ajay-Singh earned 62 total points
ID: 17056110
> When the DB is down, still the tool assumes the DB is up and tries to
> hit the database again and again increasing the number of connections.
> Once it reaches to the highest level the whole DB is down.

Could not understand this... if db is down, you will not get the connection.
If you are getting the connection - the implementation of the connection-pool
is wrong. It should NEVER increment the no of connection if db is down.

You may want to try commons-dbcp framework as connection pooling framework:

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