Subject Re: [firebird-support] A question about Firebird
Author KD Computers

Thanks for the quick answer.

Their backup program won't run in anything except console mode. But the "background process" and "SMS" programs seem to run perfectly in the normal administrator mode. The issue is that when the server loses network connection even for a quarter of a second (which doesn't show up in event log), it puts up an error window. In normal administrator mode, it just pops up one window (and keeps on working normally). In console mode, it's like the complaining child... it never stops. I knew it had to do with the application and not Firebird. Just wondered if there was a reason that any Firebird application would have to run in console mode... ie, backup database etc.

Thanks again for the awesome support.


----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Chamberlin
Cc: bob
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] A question about Firebird

On 1/17/2010 10:44 PM, bob wrote:
> I have a server that the programmers use Firebird as the database. It seems that they were running their background programs in ring 0. They were loading the programs in the administrator / console mode. Is this normal for firebird? These programs were causing issues when they would error. Once they errored the error windows would keeping showing up until the server ran out of RAM and froze. I am now loading these programs in the normal administrator mode and nothing has crashed my server since I've done that.

No, it is not normal for *any* application to be run in other than
normal user mode (or administrator mode if there are special
circumstances). Likely that the programmers had some reason fro doing
this but you would have to check with them. Highly suspect, though.

BTW, sounds like this really has nothing specific to do with Firebird or
databases. That just happens to be the DBMS the application uses.

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