At the moment, my server uses Paradox, problem is it's quite slow and there's people logging in and out all the time and with each login it hits almost 30% CPU time on a 1gig machine.. so what i want to do is dump it and for something a bit more simplistic..
Ideally, I'd love to be able hash a username, seek to the hashed value on the hard disk (Could be a 2 gig or more file i don't care about disk space, just the speed) And then write out the data as a Record, I used to use this method for a really old program but i came to the problem where
cat and tac would produce the same value and then the record would overwrite it..
the record cosists of
File of TRecord ;
Then i'd blockwrite the record out to hard disk, but as i say, once i hashed the username (the rest of the details might not be known so all i have is the username) and i would often overwrite old records...
So i'm looking for a Solution, it can be really simplisitic as it gets i just need to store data fast and retrieve it, i'm open to using DLL's i'm not interested in SQL fast and simple...