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How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Hi Roy

Thanks for your reply.

I would be curious to know what would cause a network slow down in Windows 7.

With Act!6 running super fast as a 'stand alone' PC on Windows 7

Thanks again.
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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

I never used it with a master dbf file. But it may have something to do with opportunistic locking. I ran into that a long time ago and have since deleted that tip. I suggest you google that as it relates to ACT!6

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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

I would look to the network perhaps a slow adapter. ACT! 6 (unlike later versions) directly managed the database in real time. As a result ACT! 6 created an immense amount of network traffic. In later versions the database is managed by the SQL server on the server system which dramatically reduced the amount of network traffic.
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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks for both your replies, much appreciated.

So to confirm do I disable Opportunistic Locking on

Master (where .dbf file is stored)

and Slave 1 and 2

ie all three Windows 7 machines? to see if that improved speed.

I will also look at these tips, before hopefully going 'live'.

http://www.sysprobs.com/windows-7-network-slow

thanks again
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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

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You would disable OL, I just don't remember any details about the issue that it creates, it was a long time ago and I have trouble with yesterday. If you only run ACT on one remote computer and it is slow then obviously it is not related to OL since no one else is using the db. If it runs fine then it is probably not a network issue so disable OL.

 

 

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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

With ACT! 6 opportunistic locking should be disabled if it's possible to disable it. However that won't improve network performance if anything it will make it slower. The effect of opportunistic locking on a codebase database such as ACT! 6 was to cause corruption of the database. ACT! 7 and later avoid the problem through the use of SQL.
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Re: How to install ACT 5 or 6 in Windows 7 64-bit

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Okay, thank you both.

I'll tread carefully with OL as we treat the database like a baby with actdiag remove index files, compress reindex daily, green ticks check very often.

I'll check for network issues and post back.

Thanks again.