Subject Re: [firebird-support] initial connection taking too long
Author Paul Schmidt
On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 01:58, Florian Hector wrote:
> Dixon,
> > Firebird version
> > on a WinXP Pro
> > [....]
> > I am not sure this problem is a firebird issue. On the Win98
> > machines, it takes significantly longer than it should to make the
> > connection. On the Win2K machines, its faster, but not as quick as
> > it could be.
> Apart from the problem with the difference between W2K and Win98, it is
> likely you have been bitten by the new XP feature system file recovery.
> XP will make a backup of every system file when it's first touched. The
> decision whether or not a file is a system file is based upon it's
> extension, *.gdb is one of them.
> You can do a few things about that:
> Find the hidden file FileList.xml in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore and delete
> the line <REC>GDB</REC> so that GDB file are not included in system file
> recovery anymore.
> or
> Switch that feature off altogether for the partition where the file resides
> or
> Rename your database to say *.fdb
> or

Even though I don't use Firebird with Windows any more, (Linux doesn't
suffer from this kind of idiocy), I use .fdb for firebird databases. It
differentiates them from older Interbase databases, it's a good habit to
get into.

So it's faster if the client is Win2K sounds like a Win98 problem.
Check and see if Microsoft still offers Win98 updates, and if so, apply
all of the patches, see if that fixes it. You could also upgrade the
Server to Linux and see if that fixes the problem.


> ....
> Florian
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