Subject RE: [firebird-support] Firebird RAID Windows Server 2008 R2 - Email found in subject
Author Leyne, Sean

> Many moons ago when I was using Interbase on one of my council sites we
> had problems with a machine loosing data every day. It worked fine all day,
> and they ran off the daily stats, but the next day ... all gone. It took two
> weeks to discover the cleaner was pulling out a RED plug marked DO NOT
> REMOVE to plug in her vacuum simply because she could not be bothered to
> go to another socket at ground level! Nothing was being written to the hard
> disk until the application was closed DESPITE having forced write ON, but
> that was back in Windows98 days ...

But that had nothing to do with Forced Writes and everything to do with using the wrong tool for the job. Win98 was/is not a server OS and should never have been used, Win2000 was not so expensive to justify not using the right OS for the task.