I'm not sure that I can answer your first question accurately. Our site is still growing and I don't have much to compare it to. I do notice that it appears to be a bit faster when loading larger data sets. We have a 1m contour file of town that we use and it used to take awhile to load in 2010 but loads quite quickly in 2011 64bit.
Also, I can't say there were real challenges loading the 2011 server. I think it was only an issue because I was loading it with 2010 on the same machine. Don't do that. I think from a clean install, it's fine and I don't think you'll have any major issues. I will say though that we have abandoned Microsoft Access files. We still use them for field data and apps but everything has to be promoted into our main DB, in this case MS SQL 2008. I played around trying to get Jet and ODBC drivers to work for Access on 2008 R2 and a I saw a few sites where people had kludged something together but I gave up. It was good incentive to finally "do something" with all that data.
There are a few other things we will have to "tweak" as well but I can't say that I've had any real problems with MGE 2011 on Server 2008 R2 since we got it up and runnng. Ithink this might be a good discussion topic for the BC MGUG meeting scheduled for September 30th?
Hi Arnold, thanks for sharing your experience. Yes, I believe the 64-bit MGE 2011 should work well. In fact, I tested MGE 2011 (32bit) on our existing Win Server 2003, and it seems performing equally well as MGE 2010 (if not significantly better in terms of performance), but more stable. I especially like the fact that MGE 2011 legend-based requests are greatly improved. Agree that this could be a good topic for the upcoming BC MapGuide Users meeting. Are you also using Autodesk FDO provider for Oracle with MGE 2011? I wonder what's Oracle client (64-bit?)requirement for MGE 2011? we are also using MGE load balancing with MGE 2010 and hope 64-bit MGE 2011 works well with MGE load balancing.
No, we're not using any of the Oracle providers, our data is limited to SQL server, Access DWG files for now. I haven't stumbled across any information on the 64 bit requirements for Oracle but I haven't really been looking either. I can't answer you load balancing question either, we're pretty much a small shop, with a small server, and small requirements. Maybe someone else can weigh in on those topics?
You can use the Oracle 11.1 instant client 64bit with 2008 R2 64bit for Oracle.
Load balancing should for the most part be the same as 2010 on 2003. I think you will still have to use the IPV4 IP addresses instead of the new IPV6 addresses the 2008 machines will have.
I believe Access files on 64bit should also work with the new download from Microsoft, although this has not been extensively tested as it's only recently available:
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