Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Yecchh - 8.5GB corrupted db
Author Bob Murdoch
At 1/27/2004 10:51 AM, you wrote:
>Bob, I appreciate that you may have strong reasons to be using FB1.5
>for your customers' production databases, but a release candidate is
>only one step up from Beta (and in FB1.5's case I would argue that
>the release candidate process has been used more like a beta

Absolutely understood. We went into this with pretty thorough testing of
FB1.5. We made a conscious decision to move forward with FB1.5 due to some
requirements that would have been difficult to implement in FB 1, all of
which would have been obsolete once 1.5 came out.

>As such you should be treading very carefully with any FB1.5
>installations that work with critical data: examine the log file
>daily, backup religiously, canvas your users regularly for anything
>they consider to be unusual or unexpected. You should also be aware
>of what bugs were fixed between RC6 and the latest RC8.

Yes, all of it is good advice. We had everything in place except for the
daily log check, which probably could have saved some of today's heartburn.

>Of course, this is closing the gate after the horse has bolted, but

Tell me about it.

Bob M..