Subject Re: [firebird-support] System and hardware requirements for FB 1.5
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:39 PM 8/11/2006, you wrote:
>Take a look at and see the
>fact sheet and 2-minute guide. Basically, unless you have demanding
>queries, most computers are good enough for running Firebird (you need
>some megabytes of RAM and a few more megabytes of harddisk space than
>the size of your .fdb file).
>Maybe you should ask the same question a bit differently. I wonder if
>anyone has a computer (with a supported operating system) that they've
>found too small to run Firebird?

One of my Mandriva servers is running as a replicator target on a
circa1999 ~400 MHz P2Mobile IBM Thinkpad w. 256Mb and a 20 Gb 52K rpm
hard disk, that I bought *very* second-hand for $90 AUD last
year. With 6 other clients connected it still keeps going. It's
just used as a lab machine most of the time, though. I don't think
I'd try using it as a back-end for Amazon or eBay. :-) Still, if
need be, I can get a 2-channel PCMCIA cardbus for $69 and put SATA
drives on it. ;-)


>Tomek wrote:
> > Hi
> > Where can I find system and hardware requirements for FB 1.5?? I know that
> > it depends on implementation, but i need to specify minimum and recomended
> > requirements for DB: 100 tables, few with 10 000 - 100 000 records, rest
> > with 100-1000; most selects from tables and SP, a bit of inserts/updates;
> > 3-5 connections. Any links or suggestions??
> >
> > Regards, Tomasz
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