What is the recommended minimum configuration to run ACeDB (v4_9f) on
Linux (RedHat with 2.4.18 Kernel)?
We have a Pentium II, 400 MHz machine with 192 MB of RAM. There are 2
disks, with swap on one and the database on the other. The problem is
that it takes a very long time to start up ACeDB. Once it is up and
running, it is very quick. Pretty much all of the available RAM is used
when ACeDB is running, but it doesn't seem that much swap is used, so
I'm not sure that more RAM would make it start quicker. It seems to me
that the delay is simply the time it takes to read the data from the
disk - should we be looking at faster disk or SCSI rather than IDE?
Rather than buying more hardware, would it be possible, using the
separate client and server version, to start the ACeDB server and keep
it always running? We currently access it remotely, via X windows from
a variety of desktops, so we don't want to just log on once and leave it
running there. We are not concerned with allocating all of the
resources on this machine to ACeDB, though - it is the only thing that
this machine is used for. Generally there is only a single person using
ACeDB at a time, and on occasion, there may be a week between use.
Does anyone have any suggestions?