1) yes, some scripts continue till end instead of bombing filemaker
2) specific intervals is dangerous in hosted situations.
I would be interested in knowing what settings for these preferences have been the most successful for other Windows and Mac users.
Hmm, that's interesting. I have only increased the cache size on the server. Could you eleborate on the bombing and cache size? If I understand correctly increasing the cache size prevented crashing FileMaker with certain scripts? If so, I guess there memory management is better than I/O management :-)
I know there is encryption/decryption going on from file cache to memory cache. So if mem cache is large enough less time would be spend encrypting/decrypting, maybe that routine has a mem leak.
For me, increasing FM Pro's cache from 128 to 512 has stopped bombing a specific script under particular circumstances on a couple of client machines. YMMV.
can you expand on what the script was doing? Imports? Bulk operations?
Typically I have found that trying to increase the client cache was more of a short-term band-aid than anything else. In what I found, by making changes to the system the client's use of resources can be made more efficient.