Subject Server Services failures. Is this Firebird related?
Author rogervellacott
Last week a client's Win2000 server running FB1.50 Classic ground to a
halt. On inspection, FBGuard was running, but FBServer was not. Trying
to stop FBServer timed out, leaving FBServer in a "Stopping" state.
None of the other services could be stopped or started, including
simple ones, like Telnet. So I assumed it was a nasty Windows problem.
Firebird is now happily running on a temporary server (one of the
workstations) and we are waiting for a Windows re-install on the server.

However, last night another client with FB1.50 Superserver had a power
cut, and the UPS battery ran out. Firebird stopped working, and has
the same symptoms as the first client. Services cannot be started or
stopped. Firebird 1.5.2 installs, but fails when it times out at the
end when it tries to install the service.

If this is not a Firebird issue, then it is a strange coincidence.
Does anyone know what is going on?

Roger Vellacott
Passfield Data Systems