[fpc-pascal] FBAdmin

patspiper patspiper at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 11:39:40 CEST 2012

On 14/09/12 20:07, Ludo Brands wrote:
>> It is already quite a useful component as is. Since you are FBAdmin's
>> author, and are knowledgeable in the service API, what do you
>> recommend
>> regarding the non basic admin actions? Forced Writes in particular is
>> interesting as it might have to be turned off when pumping
>> data for example.
> As said before IMHO forced writes doesn't belong in a component that comes
> standard with Lazarus. Google for Firebird forced writes off and you get as
> first page http://www.firebirdsql.org/manual/qsg2-safety.html chapter "how
> to corrupt a database". Forced Writes is a speed hack that turns off
> effectively the database integrity for the time of the operation. That is
> integrity in the largest sense. When something goes wrong, your complete
> database can become unusable.

My question was more geared towards an extension to FBAdmin, or an 
entirely different component such as FBServices which is derived from 
>   Unless you are writing a db admin tool or a
> very specialised tool, no business application should use this.
A corner case which could benefit from Forced Writes off, almost risk 
free: Data is pumped into a freshly created FB database, report tables 
are created and populated, then used for reporting purposes. Then the 
whole thing is discarded.


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