Subject Re: Reached the end of the file ???
Author Adam
--- In, "Alan McDonald" <alan@...> wrote:
> > > > Zile
> > >
> > > and how much free disk space do you have?
> > > Alan
> > >
> >
> > 70 GB
> >
> > Zile
> >
> win98 FAT32 and 70Gb free space!!! not possible
> tell us how that can be?

Hi Alan,

Several years back I was running an 80GB (well 76 real GB anyway)
under win98/Fat32. It is possible, but actually depends more on
whether the motherboard could recognise large drives than the file system.


Fat32 is definately a bad choice for hosting a database on. It does
not recover well from a bad shutdown. BDE is definately a bad choice
for connecting to Firebird. It has documented serious bugs and was
never officially released for Firebird. Relying on 5 year old hard
disks with no validation that a backup is working is really taking a
risk. Given the environment, I seriously doubt there is and hardware
RAID 1 to save you. A backup procedure should always attempt to
restore the backup file to a temporary location.

Sorry I don't have any experience with this particular environment,
but hopefully someone can sort it out for you.