Subject Re: [ib-support] When do FB/IB 'flush' to disk?
Author Phil Shrimpton
On Tuesday 27 November 2001 19:03, you wrote:


> I'd like to see what Phil reports with respect to his testing on Win2K
> before making a real issue of this...

A few small tests on W2K, seams to confirm the same results, but I shall run
the 'big' test overnight tonight.

It is a Windows 'feature', and can be simlulate in a Delphi app.....

- Create a text file manually

- Open the text file
- Write a good few MB of data to it
- Don't close the file handle
- Pull the power plug

The text file is empty after reboot. If you repeat the same test, but flush
the buffers every MB, no data is lost.

I rarly use FB/IB on Windows so haven't noticed this before.

Maybe something for the 'feature request list'; a background thread that
calls 'flush buffers' periodically when running with Forced Writes OFF


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