Subject Re: [firebird-support] Slow initial connection
Author Mark Rotteveel
> Hi!
> I have a problem connecting to an old Firebird 1.0.3 Server.
> I use a connection string like the following "localhost:D:\someData.fdb".
> The connection takes approximately 10 secs. After the connection is made,
> everything works fast.

> Ok, I've read about the system restore issue, so i changed the file
> extension to *.fdb, I also checked accessing the database lying on a partition
> that the system restore is not even activated for. Still no luck!

> I'm using a Vista Home Edition and Firebird 1.0.3 installed as a service.
> I'm also only accessing a local firebird installation via tcp/ip. Any clues
> as to why the initial connect is so slow?

> Any thoughts on this?

Firebird 1.0.3 was created long before Windows Vista saw the light of day. Who knows what kind of compatibility problems are lurking there. You might want to consider either upgrading your Firebird server, or downgrade to a different OS.

BTW: Depending on the exact Windows Vista variant, it is more thorough in backing up changed datafiles. Depending on the settings it might even shadow certain files.

Try connecting to or the actual host IPv4-address instead of localhost. Also consider turning of IPv6 and check if that makes a difference.

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