Subject Re: [ib-support] IB Performance
Author Paul Reeves
rod@... wrote:
> Will IB 6 server work just as well on win2000 professional as opposed
> to using win2000 server ?

It 'ought' to. Opinions differ as to how much the two platforms are actually
different. MS would certainly like you to pay more money for a server version,
and purchase some client licenses too.

It all depends on what you want to do - number of concurrent users, type of
application etc. For instance, if you are planning to service 50+ users then
skimping isn't going to get you very far. If you are designing for a small
workgroup then hundreds (if not thousands) can testify that NT
Workstation/Win2k professional is up to the job.

Whatever you do, don't forget to make sure that you have a UPS and a decent
backup routine in place. And, of course, installing Firebird is recommended
instead of IB6.0.


Paul Reeves
taking InterBase further