Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird 2 Network Connections
Author Lee Jenkins
ksoft1 wrote:
> I'm looking for a new light weight database to deploy with some
> desktop software. My biggest concern is support for multiple
> simultaneous connections to the database while keeping the database
> installation and administration out of the user's way. I'm using
> SQLite right now and many users are putting their database files on
> network mapped drives. It works great for single user access but as
> soon as more than one person attaches to that database the performance
> slows to unusable.
> Ideally I'd like every installation of the software to maintain a
> server that other workstations could connect to so any install could
> be the server (seems like that would be less headache for users). I'm
> reading about FireBird's embedded server and it sounds like what I'm
> looking for except for one (very large) thing.
> "But you should be aware that you cannot access single database from a
> number of the embedded servers simultaneously, because they have
> SuperServer architecture and hence exclusively lock attached databases."
> Just to make sure I understand that properly that means it's *not*
> going to do what I want, and allow other machines to connect remotely
> to the database. Right?
> The "real" server version of FireBird looks great but I hope to keep
> installs of my software to a single installer and do all the database
> installation and configuration automatically. I think I'd be asking
> for trouble if I required users to install FireBird separately.
> Thanks to all for any information!
> --
> - Mitchell


I have not used or tried FB2.0 yet, but with 1.5.x, the install is
pretty straight forward. I simply place an option in the installer to
install the database server or not. If not, then just the client dll's,
if yes, then everything gets installed.


Warm Regards,