Disconnecting from a database server

You can disconnect from a database server in the Catalog window. The connection file remains in the Database Servers folder, but you are no longer connected to the server.

You might disconnect from a database server to refresh your connection to the database server or to release a connection so another user can connect.


There is no way to disconnect from an individual geodatabase; you must disconnect from the database server.

These steps assume you are already connected to the database server in the Catalog.

  1. In the Catalog tree, right-click the database server.
  2. Click Disconnect.

    A red X will appear on the database server icon to indicate you are disconnected from it.

  3. TipTip:
    If you have data from a geodatabase on the database server in the map, you must close the map that contains the data to disconnect.