Subject RE: [firebird-support] System and hardware requirements for FB 1.5
Author Nigel Weeks
You so don't win...

Pentium 166 MMX with 64mb ram, 4.3GB hard disk, 287MB database, hosting an
underground ( management knows nothing...) file archive system for some of
our digital assets(images, etc).

This machine shadows the main fileservers, and distributes the storage of
files on workstation's hard drives via smbclient around the company, and
keeps a central index in Firebird on it's own disk. Essentially, it's a
network RAID array.
Around 20 people use it, pulling files via it's web interface every day.
(It's far, far quicker that restoring from tape...)


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Alexandre Benson Smith
Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2006 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] System and hardware requirements for FB

Helen Borrie wrote:
> 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. ;-)
> ./hb

So I win !

I have a customer running FB + SAMBA on an AMD K6 ~450Mhz (was this the
name ?) with 64MB RAM serving 7 clients with a 70MB database.

I really try to convince my customer to change this "server" but he
complains and says "Why should I change ???? I just works !"

Well.. I hope those cheaps IDE disks runs for more than 8 years without
a fail :-)

see you !

Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil

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