Subject Re: [firebird-support] 2 minutes and 40 seconds to connect to a 1GB database
Author Lester Caine
jeanpierre_planas wrote:

> Hello
> I have a big database from a customer. (About 1 GB).
> The problem i have is when i startup my computer and i
> open this database i wait more than 160 seconds (2
> minutes and 40 seconds)
> before the database is connected with IBOConsole or
> any other program.
> My database is valid (I make a backup/restore...)
> This problem appears only the first time i want to
> connect to my database.
> My computer is fast (P4, 2GHz, 1GB of RAM).
> If i open another database before (a 12 MB database for
> example), i don't need to wait when connecting to my
> 1GB database.
> Another information : I see that before connecting to my
> 1GB database, in taskmgr, i have fbserver.exe that
> make 1GB of I/O Write.
> I don't know why fbserver makes so make writes, but it
> could explain why it's so long to connect...
> If you need the database, i can put it on a ftp server, and
> you can download it...
> I use lastest RC version : 1.5.4731
> I don't use firebird as service.
> Fbserver.exe is run when my PC boots...
> I have Post a Bug (
> func=detail&aid=1327678&group_id=9028&atid=109028) but it was closed
> saying that it's in this mailing list that i could find the
> solution...
> Some can help me please ?

Which version of WIndows?
Where does it get it's IP addresses?
How do you connect to the database - connection string?

Time you are quoting is nothing unusual for a badly set up network -
which is why it's probably not a bug ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services
Treasurer - Firebird Foundation Inc.