Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird-W2003 Server and Antivirissoftware
Author Aage Johansen
On Wed, 31 Mar 2004 16:21:59 +0000 (UTC), gbehnke2000 wrote:

> i have a big discussion with my colleagues about necessity of the
> installation of a antivirus software (McAffee) on a dedicated FB Server.
> Nobody with the exception of the admins have directly access to the
> server respective the disk of the server (there is no filesharing
> possible)
> In my opinion in this case a Antivirus-software is'nt necessary and can
> move down the performance of the database.
> Is that right or not ?
> Some times ago i asked Paul Reeves about this an he agree with me.
> But what is your experience with that ?
> Another question is about Windows2003 Server. Has anywhere some special
> hints about Firebird 1.5 final and Windows2003 settings ?

I think it will be ok if you exclude all database files from being scanned.
If it is a dedicated server you'll have very few candidates for infection
so the scan probably will not take a long time.

Aage J.