Subject Re: [ib-support] When do FB/IB 'flush' to disk?
> > Something in the documentation that basically says that when running with
> > forced writes off under Windows, the data may not be flushed to the GDB
> > file(s) until the client connection is terminated, would be OK.
> Let's clarify, then, does the problem happen to you ONLY if forced writes is
> turned off?

Simple answer - yes.

Complex answer - Once ForcedWrites is off, then windows goes
into very lazy write mode - it doesn't bother to write at
all. The only way to ensure that the data is saved to disk
is close the connection and re-open it.

So what we need to find out is if there is ANY way of
getting windows to save its data in this mode so that it's
at least safer. Personally I've been living with the
performance hit, and we have been changing the servers to
Linux when practical, but there must be something we can do?

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services