Subject RE: [firebird-support] Network DB
Author Peter Simard
Good, this is more of what I was looking for. But would it be possible to by
pass this limitation? By design I'm using MS DAO tech, and would not be
connecting to the DB for long periods of time (hopefully). Could firebird
handle this?



[] On Behalf Of Alan McDonald
Sent: September 22, 2005 7:17 AM
Subject: RE: [firebird-support] Network DB

> Right, but this is something that can happen in different situations, and
> the recommendation is to use transactions if you cannot guarantee the
> operation to complete successfully. Would you say this is why firebird
> embedded does not allow access to a DB file across a local network?
> Peter

Superserver must always get and exclusive access lock to the file it is
accessing. Embedded is Superserver.
You cannot always get an exclusive access lock to a file across network
nodes. It's not reliable.
So it's by design.


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