oplock problem

Johann Zuschlag jozuschlag at online.de
Fri Jul 9 17:25:19 GMT 1999

On Fri, 09 Jul 1999 09:42:00 -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:

>	Is the program a "real" database, that can do the searches locally,
>	or is it strictly something that has to be run over nfs or smb?

Well, it's just a database residing on a file server. So it will only use smb. It's no intelligent database server like an 
SQL-server. But still, searching (with and without index) should be faster. With caching it runs really fast, but that is not 
save und would only work with one client.

>Be aware that some vendors sell inexpensive versions of their
>database that work ok for one or two users over nfs/smb, but 
>don't scale. This then allows them to sell you a back-room machine 

It doesn't matter whether there are 2 or 6 users, no speed difference. There is also an SQL Version of this database, but it 
runs only with MS-SQL server. I don't think it will run with a free SQL under Linux.


- Johann

Johann Zuschlag
jozuschlag at online.de

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