Xcell Posted March 26, 2012 Report Share Posted March 26, 2012 Now to start off, I would like to say the odds of someone using the same configuration as I am is fairly slim.Nonetheless I feel a cautionary tale / bug report is in order. I have been running various versions of US for about a year now on systems running XP, Vista, and 7. Little did I know how violent this little program could be. I am currently in the process of writing a new POS/Inventory/Employee management program for my employer. I am pretty good with computers and would occasionally code for fun but, I am not a software engineer by any stretch. We are currently running a horrible little program called Filepro. This dinosaur hasn't changed much since its inception on the TRS-80 computer. We have been running it since 1987. Our biggest issue is the version we have MUST run on the old SCO Unix operating system. It CAN NOT run on Linux, only SCO. No one here knows much of anything about Unix, let alone a version from a company that bankrupted themselves 8 years ago trying to prove they invented Unix and profit from it. But we are stuck until I am done. About 3 months ago I upgraded to the new Coral US. Around the same day, our old router died and needed to be replaced. And this is where the problems began. Every day at exactly 10AM the Unix server would crash with a kernel panic related to the network card driver. We tried everything, bought a new network card for the SCO box, bought yet another router, unhooked cables, and tweaked every setting imaginable. And then came the day I decided to change my db_backup settings. I worried about losing data, so I changed it to backup every 2 hours instead of every 24. DOH!!! So I changed it to backup every 5 minutes. Guess what happened? I still have no idea why running db_backup in cron would cause another computer on my network to crash. I have since changed to another backup solution. Just a reminder to not spend too much time focusing on one possible cause of a problem. We were determined that the problem was the router. So much so that we went through 3 months of daily server crashes without really testing which device was truly causing the problem, a little Windows XP machine backing up some data. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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