|Subject||RE: [firebird-support] Re: is Firebird the good or wrong choice ?|
> Dear allan,Vlad's not the only good guy here either. There are others.
> i agree with you ... for now as i know it's probably because i use a
> particular function in firebird (monitoring table) that have a bug..
> but in other hand, i m very happy (lucky?) that vlad is here to
> understand my problem and can found a solution to it ... imagine how
> will be my frustation (or yours one days ... who know) if this guy
> (hero?) was not here to help me :( that what i want to say about the
> problem of firebird : the bug is only one part ...
I had a similar problem with monitoring tables. In 2.1.3, if not ALL
connections are using the same charset (and NOT NONE), then there is a
transliteration issue and a memory leak dealing with blobs. Dimtry Yemanov
and a 2.1.4 snapshot was a permanent fix.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Alan McDonald" <alan@...>
> > > > You thought that your application is full of errors and because
> > > this
> > > > database is corrupt?
> > > > Just a hint!
> > >
> > >
> > > not sure to understand what yu mean, but if you mean that our
> > > application is buggy and this why the database is corrupt i answer
> > > this @#&% ! ( sorry helene, but at less now i have encoded the bad
> > > ;) ? even if our application was full of errors, why index can be
> > > corrupted? why the database himself can be corrupted ? why the
> > > server can Crash ? why the Firebird server can freeze ? as you know
> > > probably application not discuss directly with firebird but with
> > > fbclient.dll API ! so no application full of errors can crash an
> > > server...
> > >
> > > also this what i don't like, i soon as we say something is wrong in
> > > engine, most of the time the simple answer we receive is that it's
> > > because of us (your application is buggy, you do something wrong,
> > > misunderstanding, etc..) ... even philipe in some past time suggest
> > > to go in some NoSQL database ! cold in the back when we know who is
> > > phillipe :(
> > >
> > >
> > > just a hint
> > > stephane
> > I'm not going to tell you it's your application's fault.
> > But I can say that I have one system which has a 5Gb Firebird
> database on 4
> > servers which replicate to each other. They are all used 24x7 for a
> > centre up to 30 simultaneous users (multiple connections for each)
> and the
> > phones can run red hot at times. The databases log themselves so data
> > quite rapidly (IBLogManager) and then I export and expunge logs to
> > DB every 6 months.
> > 144 tables, 45 views. 624 triggers 113 generators 347 indices.
> > The system runs on windows server 2003.
> > FB version 2.1.4 snapshot to avoid blob transliteration and memory
> loss bug
> > I monitor the 4 servers with Sinatica.
> > The system has been running in this form for 5 years and a lesser
> form since
> > 1997.
> > And: I do not suffer the issues you are relating here. So there must
> > something, which produces your frustration, which should be able to
> > eliminated. If you are patient enough and thorough enough, here, the
> > could be resolved.
> > I am more than happy with performance and stability of Firebird. My
> > have never had reason to question its choice.
> > I certainly do not suffer crashes and server freezes as you report so
> > could be the reason for my success and your frustration? Do you want
> to get
> > to the bottom of this rationally?
> > Alan
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