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Help on Nework Speed

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Help on Nework Speed

    50 POS workstations entering sales simultaneously? I am skeptical that you can do that satisfactorily with Alpha Five, using native tables. Have never attempted such a thing myself. Maybe others can chime in with their own experiences.

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  • JetLi
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    Thanks again Tom, bottom line is that alpha five applications should run fast or very fast on a workstation if all the good design tips are followed and network peripherals are in good working condition? If we are going to follow the tips and hardware is good then having 50 users or more is not an issue? Please confirm this.Once it is confirmed then we will buy 2 brand new computers to change our CoreI5 existing ones that are 6 months old based on purchase date. We are going to buy Corei7 with good network cards and cables to make sure that there are no hardware problems.Maybe the problem is hardware because we have followed all the tips necessary to come up with a good alpha five app.If we are using the app on a single pc, it is fast enough.

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Help on Nework Speed

    Fast network adapter cards, and high speed cabling are important.

    Good design is also key. Data entry forms based on complex sets tend to run more slowly.

    Large tables load more slowly than small tables.

    Queries that are not using permanent indexes are slower.

    Ira's entire tips list should be studied. He has lots of good ideas for speeding up performance.

    I find shadow copy performance to be slightly slower than running the database locally. But my tables are pretty small, and my data entry forms are simple.

    You might try putting AlphaSports on the "server" machine, and then network optimizing it to the local workstation. Compare performance running the shadow against running AlphaSports directly on the server. If there's a huge difference I'd be worried about my cabling and cards.

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  • JetLi
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    Re: Help on Nework Speed

    Originally posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
    Here are some tips from one of the experts in Alpha land.

    Your description is incomplete. But, it suggests that you have realtime (live) antivirus / malware processes running in the background. These should be disabled for the database folder on the server and for the shadow folder on the workstation.
    Thanks Tom, Prior to my posting of the thread, I have carefully read the link that you provided.I even reformatted the 2 computers, installed fresh operating systems both windows 7 professional and havent installed any other programs except the alpha five runtime. No anti-virus etc.I have checked the cables and other networking peripherals and even added an extra new lancard because I think the built in lancards are no good.Anymore suggestions please? BTW, is the performance of shadowed database the same when we are on the server executing the application?

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Help on Nework Speed

    Here are some tips from one of the experts in Alpha land.

    Your description is incomplete. But, it suggests that you have realtime (live) antivirus / malware processes running in the background. These should be disabled for the database folder on the server and for the shadow folder on the workstation.

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  • JetLi
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    Help on Nework Speed

    I have followed the Network Tips and Optimization, but I still get slow response from the POS app that I made. I only have 1 workstation accessing the server, every time I made a sale it is accessing the server slowly when I select Items and so much more if I am going to print the receipt for the sale that was made.Please recommend more tips on how to make an apha five version 11 run more faster on a 2 computer network setup.I am just wondering how experts here said they have an app that have a hundred or more users accessing the app in a Local area network. I think there is an issue wen the server goes to sleep or standby mode so I turned of the sleep to Never in the control panel of windows.
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