The TimesTen main daemon (timestend) is a background process, which:
- Spawns child server process to manage shared database connections
- Spawns child subdaemon to manage the database
Application developers do not interact with timestend directly; no application code runs in the daemon and application developers do not, in general, have to be concerned with it.
Application programs that use TimesTen databases communicate with the daemon transparently by using TimesTen internal routines.
As the TimesTen daemon operates, it generates diagnostic information.
start and stop it ?
If you have installed the TimesTen Server, it starts automatically when the TimesTen daemon is started otherwise it can be started and stopped using the ttDaemonAdmin utility
The daemon writes a timestend.pid file into the directory from which the daemon was started. By default, this is install_dir/info. This file contains the daemon's process ID. When you stop the daemon, this ID is used to determine the process to terminate. When the process terminates, the timestend.pid file is removed.