Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Is it safe to backup a database from another firebird server?
Author David Johnson
On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 21:33 +0000, Juan Jose Ochoa wrote:
> The antivirus policy is a corporate policy and every computer in the
> company must have it, unless I have a very good argument to take it
> off. possible corruption, is a very good reason.

The antivirus should only apply to executables and file that carry
executable code. It should not have any business in the database data
file unless you are storing executable code as data. I don't think it
would cause corruption, but it would spend a lot of time, CPU, and I/O
cycles scanning large data files and using resources to no benefit.

To get the performance you want, you might need a machine that is four
times the size you would need without antivirus. The only way to know
is to measure. Pay attention to performance during startup as well.
Users expect the system to be at full capacity when you say it is
online. If NAV is scanning a multi-gigabyte file, it may be some time
between the thumbs up and full performance.