Subject Re: problems running dbase IV 2.0 on windows 10
From Russ Fisher <rfisher@ccnintl.com>
Date Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:49:57 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Howard,

Sorry this reply is somewhat old, but I've been out-of-pocket for a while.  Please refer to this previous post I made describing what we use for a large legacy dBase IV system we have.

http://news.dbase.com/newsgroups.php?art_group=dbase.getting-started&article_id=25595

Russ



Howard Markman Wrote:

> Hi,
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> This is my 1st time so I hope I am posting this correctly.
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> For years, I have been running dBase IV ver 2.0 starting with Windows 95 now all the way up to Windows 10.  I had a peer-to-peer network "Workgroup" under Windows and was able to add a Western Digital network drive, which I mapped as "X"  The WD drive was about 10 years old, so I just replaced it with a Synology NAS.
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> Dbase was installed on each computer in the "C" drive.  All the databases, programs, reports, etc. were in the folder X:\Wallace.  I used a shortcut on everyone's Desktop  "command" object (if that is the correct term).
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> The command line was C:\Dbase\dbase.exe  X:\Wallace\wallace.prg with the "Working" field set to X:\Wallace.
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> This worked relatively well for years until Microsoft deleted "Dos" from Windows 10 64 bit.   I treid dBdos but could not get the drives to map properly, so I ended up using Oracles Virtual Box v. 6.1 to run a Virtual Windows 7 Professional machine.  I installed Dbase inside the Virutal Machine on the C: drive and mapped the "X" drive into it.
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> The problem is it is not stable.  The computers are all new refurbished HP amd Dell with Intel i5 chips and 16 gig of memory.  When it runs, it is really fast.  But too many times, it can take 2-3 minuntes to load or simply locks up.
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> I never "offically" configured dBase as a "network" configuration but it never seemed to be a problem.  It just would make you hit the "space bar" anytime you wanted to edit a record.  At the most, 3 people could be using dBase at the same time, although they are usually doing different things.
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> Any help or suggestions would be great.  I don't know how this platform works but my cell is 609-350-3800  and my email is howard@acshade.com.
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> Thanks,
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> Howard
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