Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird RAID Windows Server 2008 R2 - Email found in subject
Author Lester Caine
Leyne, Sean wrote:
>> > 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.

In 1998?
Actually the ORIGINAL stuff worked on Win3.1!
The point I was trying to make WAS that the OS had no concept of reliability.
None of the data being worked on was saved to disk until an application closed.
I can remember the discussions at the time as to why there was a problem and it
was decied at the time that M$ simply could not write anything reliable ;)

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