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Performance over gigabit switch

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by ashg657, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. ashg657

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    Hi all,
    We have developed a bar/till system which is split into a backend database
    and two front ends with link tables to the backend. The two front ends sit on
    seperate computers connected via a gigabit 5 port switch. The backend resides
    on one of these computers.
    The database backend size is roughly 40mb.
    When launching our application on the computer which does not have the
    backend on it, it is EXTREMELY slow, so slow it takes about a minute to
    launch.
    I will mention that the till form has many many controls on it so i would
    expect it to be kinda of slow but noway near this slow. Can anyone take a
    guess as to why this is the case?
    At the moment we are thinking along the lines of the switch not being setup
    properly for it does not seem that the access application is utilising all of
    the speed from the switch.
    Or, is it our system in the wrong, and do we need to consider something like
    SQL?
    Any help greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Ash.
     
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  3. Allen Browne

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    Place to start would the Tony Toews' Access Performance FAQ at:
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/performancefaq.htm

    There are quite a number of important issues for you to work through in
    Tony's list: Name AutoCorrect, SubdatasheetName, and so on.

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "ashg657" <ashg657@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:106EFFA6-4876-43FB-8E29-D1F6A35BDBF3@microsoft.com...
    > Hi all,
    > We have developed a bar/till system which is split into a backend database
    > and two front ends with link tables to the backend. The two front ends sit
    > on
    > seperate computers connected via a gigabit 5 port switch. The backend
    > resides
    > on one of these computers.
    > The database backend size is roughly 40mb.
    > When launching our application on the computer which does not have the
    > backend on it, it is EXTREMELY slow, so slow it takes about a minute to
    > launch.
    > I will mention that the till form has many many controls on it so i would
    > expect it to be kinda of slow but noway near this slow. Can anyone take a
    > guess as to why this is the case?
    > At the moment we are thinking along the lines of the switch not being
    > setup
    > properly for it does not seem that the access application is utilising all
    > of
    > the speed from the switch.
    > Or, is it our system in the wrong, and do we need to consider something
    > like
    > SQL?
    > Any help greatly appreciated.
    > Thanks.
    > Ash.
     
  4. dbahooker@hotmail.com

    dbahooker@hotmail.com
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    a) have you run the 'analyze performance' wizard
    b) do you do a good job of only displaying data when you NEED it
    c) are you trying to summarize 200k records and get sub-second
    responses?
    d) 40mb for the front end? 40mb for the backend?

    In my honest and sincere appraisal; i would NEVER run Access across a
    network. it just isn't fast enough.

    and don't listen to these jerks in this newsgroup that sing the praises
    of MDB format.
    MDB is obsolete; it has been obsolete for 10 years.

    change it to an access data project; and upsize the backend to SQL
    Server. SQL Server has LOTS of free options.

    if you want help migrating it; let me know what i can do to help ok?

    -Aaron
     

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