[Neo] read-only access

Peter Neubauer neubauer.peter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 15:17:16 CEST 2009

Hi there,
another possiblity would be to use the new REST API spike that Andreas
Ronge has over at


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On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 3:12 PM, Tobias Ivarsson
<tobias.ivarsson at neotechnology.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Welcome to the mailing list!
> It is not possible to instantiate a second EmbeddedNeo pointing to the same
> data store directory. This because of file integrity reasons (and guaranteed
> through file locking).
> The use case you are describing is exactly why we created RemoteNeo. To use
> RemoteNeo you need to start up a RemoteNeo server on the main background
> process that owns the actual Neo4j instance. Then connect to it by creating
> a new RemoteNeo instance. This solution has two drawbacks: 1. I don't think
> the jruby bindings knows how to use RemoteNeo. 2. RemoteNeo lives in the
> laboratory part of the repository and I have not had time to update it in a
> while, so it might have some issues, but for one single server and one
> single client it should work fine for read only operations.
> Your second option is to use Neo shell. To use this you need to invoke
> NeoService#enableRemoteShell() in your background process and download and
> run the neo-shell.jar. This does not have support for jruby, but works fine
> for simple interactive introspection of the graph in a running application.
> Happy hacking,
> Tobias
> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Jan Berkel <jan.berkel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hi there,
>> just subscribed to the mailing list. i'm using neo4j (w/ jruby
>> bindings) and was wondering if there's a way to create a read-only
>> embedded neo instance. i've got a background process updating the db,
>> but want to be able to launch another jirb instance to query the data
>> at the same time. i don't really want to mess with RMI to get access
>> to the server. is this possible?
>> thanks,
>>  jan
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