Subject Re: Remote Firebird Eng and FDB file question
Author GrumpyRain
I can probably think of 100 reasons you wouldn't want to do that, but
I am struggling to think of one reason to do that, unless PC two is
running an OS that doesn't support firebird yet but hosts all your
other files etc, or it has a RAID or something.

Firebird will be optimised to handle calls to local hard disks.
Introduce a LAN to the works, and the network speed will cause real
bottlenecks (even with Gigabit networks). Put simply, for ideal speed
for network file read, it would need to use disk a lot less than it does.

Can you not put the fdb file on PC one, or install Firebird on PC two?
Even if you could get it to work, it would require both PC one and two
to be running perfectly so it would effectively double the probability
of something going bad.

--- In, Alexandre Benson Smith
<iblist@t...> wrote:
> Daniel Jimenez wrote:
> >Is it possible to have the following setup while using Firebird 1.5.1
> >SuperServer
> >
> >PC One has Firebird installed and working
> >PC Two has a FDB file
> >PC Three has an application which uses the FDB file in PC Two, and
it would
> >like to use the Firebird engine on PC One
> >
> >Thank you
> >
> >danieL
> >____________________________
> >Comvision Pty. Ltd.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> PC 3 will connect to a database hosted on PC 2 using the FB server
> (engine) running on PC 1 ???
> No, you can't do it, and you don't want to do it... ;-)
> see you !
> --
> Alexandre Benson Smith
> Development
> THOR Software e Comercial Ltda.
> Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil