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Old 02-22-2003, 04:15 AM
chefash chefash is offline
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Best server for Quickbooks?

I was curious if anyone knew found the best server to run Qbks.

I was suprised to find that the type of workstation really does NOT make that big a difference in doing file access aspects of QBks. While on our Access dbt file from the same server, I saw a big difference from the P2-450 versus a P4-1600. (same results with our AutoCad stuff)

So I figure the data file on the server is what needs changing. I had Qbk2002pro running on our dual processor PIII Xeon and
I didn' t see any improvement between 1 or 2 processors.

In light of this.......Would any upgrade to a 15K scsi drive OR a new 2.0 gig chipset be the better investment? BTW: Our file is 96megs.

Or should I scrap the NT4 OS server and move the datafile to our linux P4-1400 machine?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-22-2003, 05:55 AM
chardison chardison is offline
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Don't know about the "best" server but we keep our clients' files on a PIII-450 NT 4 server. One client's file is 156 megs.

It has been my experience, along with some experimentation, that the only way to significantly improve the performance is to increase the transport speed.

If you are using 100Mbps, might consider going to 1000Mbps speed. Involves a lot of hardware changes though.
Craig L. Hardison, CPA
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