Hello. With what you are describing ... I'm sure we can get the data stable. There are many factors involved here including the server hardware and software specs as well as networking equipment and probably most importantly, the database itself (scripting, layouts, relationship issues, etc), but with a little patience and persistence we can absolutely get the system stable.
I don't know if you are looking for someone to actually come in and solve the problem for you OR just want some suggestions ... either way I am happy to give you some guidance.
Let me know a little more info and we will go from there. A lengthy description of your hardware / software and network equipment would be a great start.
Feel free to email me offline as well if you'd like.
Greater Than Data / Happy Mac & PC
I would definitely go with FM Server for a data set that large, if only for the automated backups. You'll also get best performance and stability that way. E.g., if your client does crash, you're much less likely to corrupt the files if they're hosted on server than on your local machine.
For more info on 64 bit, read this, and the links there.
Thanks Tom...I'll revert to 32-bit asap!
I have been running basic Filemaker 9 in 64-bit for a couple of daya, and so far so good...but I don't like living with those odds, particularly as a crash is inevitable at the very worst time!!
Who knows - I might even be confident enough to revert to Vista Business once FMS is installed?!