Subject Re: [firebird-support] Database file in mapped drive
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:51 AM 6/10/2004 +0200, you wrote:

> > I was reading the documentation of Firebird and found that it is not
> > possible to use network mapped drives to hold the database file. Is
> > this true? If it's true can you explain me why? I'm using Windows XP
> > with Firebird 1.5.1.
>It does not make any sense to place the database on an mapped drive
>since Firebird does not support "peer-to-peer-networking": Only one
>process can open the database simultaneously.
>There is an config-option (for the risk-affine people) to allow DB
>files on mapped drives.

No, there is not. There is a config option to allow a database to be
accessed on an NFS drive on a POSIX system. Any database so accessed in
read/write mode will be corrupted. Period. It may have a limited use
provided the database is secured as a read-only database; but, as
predicted, the whimsical inclusion of this option was always misguided.

There have already been ?? risk-affine ?? people (does that mean "idiots"
in English?) who did it read-write, regardless of the advice, and then
whined about broken databases. At least they provide living proof that
Darwin's theory still holds true.