Prevent geodatabase connections

Available with Standard or Advanced license.

As a geodatabase administrator, you can change a setting in the geodatabase to prevent new connections to the geodatabase. Existing connections remain.

You might block new connections to a geodatabase before certain maintenance operations such as compressing, upgrading, or making a full backup of the geodatabase.

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro
  2. Connect to the geodatabase as the geodatabase administrator.
  3. Right-click the database connection and click Properties.
  4. Click Connections.
  5. Uncheck Geodatabase is accepting connections.

    No new connections can be made to the geodatabase. Existing connections remain active.


    The geodatabase administrator can always make a connection to the geodatabase regardless of how this property is set.

If you also need to remove existing connections, see Manage connections to a geodatabase in PostgreSQL.