[erlang-questions] Mnesia best practices

Mazen Harake <>
Wed Sep 24 16:29:53 CEST 2008

Use targets systems that conform to OTP release handling and and this 
sort of things come to you for free... you don't need to start Mnesia 
from your application.


> Hi all,
> Anyone know the prescribed way for ensuring an Mnesia DB is up and 
> running (if not then start it) when starting up an erlang application?
> I would ideally like a process which is in charge of starting Mnesia 
> and monitoring it to ensure it has not gone down?
> Should I just use a supervisor for this?
> Thanks,
> Dan
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