Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird RAID Windows Server 2008 R2
Author Paul Vinkenoog
Maarten Klerk wrote:

> We found a possible solution for the problem. We changed Firebird to
> work in async mode. Now it is very rapid (again). Does anyone know
> the impact of this change? We have read about this setting to be
> unreliable on Windows system.

In the case of a sudden power loss, an abnormal Windows shutdown or a
freeze-up, you risk database corruption. Mind you, on Linux too you
should leave forced writes on under most circumstances.

It would be interesting to know if your SQL Server runs in async mode.
That would explain the performance difference, but it would also mean
that SQL Server is run in an insecure manner here.

Paul Vinkenoog