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Handling stale connections

 
Venkat Sadasivam
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Hi, How to handle stale connections? The application hangs when database server restarts.
 
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Catch them and reconnect? If a connection dies, the application will throw an exception after some timeout value. You can catch these exceptions and decide a recovery path. You could also set up a polling thread to monitor the database status although this might be overkill.
 
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