Specifies whether load balancing is performed for the JDBC client connection.

With the default value ("true") clients are automatically connected to a less-loaded server if locators are used for member discovery.


  • Load balancing is provided only for SnappyData distributed systems that use locators for member discovery.

  • When load balancing is enabled, clients may not be able to connect to a specific server even if they provide that server's unique port number for client connections. As a best practice, clients should always request connections using a locator address and port when load balancing is enabled.

If a JDBC client needs to connect to a specific member, set load-balance to "false" in the connection string and specify the connection details for a specific SnappyData member, rather than a locator.

For example:

snappy> connect client 'server_hostname:server_port/;load-balance=false'

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