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Better spec means better performance

donorflex product icon blue-1-transparentIf you’re using donorflex against the Microsoft SQL database, the following describes the requirement to operate donorflex on a Microsoft SQL Server platform. These should be seen as minimum requirements – better specifications will give better performance.

The protection of your valuable data is of primary importance to you. You need also to have in place a reliable and reproducible backup solution so that, in the event of problems, a valid set of data can be restored.

SQL Server 2005-2014, including Express versions

 

Workstation / Stand-alone installation

Operating System: Windows 8 (Pro or Enterprise, including x64), Windows 7 (Home Premium or higher, including x64), Windows Server 2008 (including x64 – SP1), Windows Vista (Home Premium or higher, including x64 – SP2), Windows Server 2003 (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)

  • Note: For best results, Windows Vista or higher is recommended when running donorflex. Always ensure that the latest service packs are applied

Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent or higher

Memory: 1GB minimum

Disk space: 500Mb minimum for the donorflex programs, Visual Dataflex runtime and Crystal XI report components

Display: We recommend XGA – that is, 1024 x 768 resolution

File Server

Operating System: Windows 2003 (end of maintenance July, 2015), Server 2008 and Server 2012 are supported. Install all relevant and recommended service packs. Note that, in general, as recommended by Microsoft, SQL server should not be installed on a Domain controller, a Small Business Server or a peer-to-peer network because this can impinge on the performance of the server in providing database services as well as serving other functions to the rest of the network

Processor: Pentium IV or equivalent or higher

Memory: 1GB minimum

Disk space: 500Mb minimum for the donorflex programs, Visual Dataflex runtime and Crystal XI report components

Display: We recommend XGA – that is, 1024 x 768 resolution

Space requirements

It isn’t possible to give exact space requirements, because each client’s use of donorflex will be different.

All our clients have donor / supporter records. They record donations, Gift Aid and communications. Many take advantage of the facilities for managing committed giving.

The information below shows some indicative database sizes in SQL and shows the main areas of the client’s activity.

1,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on

Database size: 30Mb

8,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on

Database size: 50Mb

30,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on

Database size: 250Mb

60,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on

Database size: 400Mb

50,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on. Plus 30,000 Regular Giving agreements

Database size: 900Mb

65,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on. Plus 30,000 Regular Giving agreements

Database size: 1.8Gb

80,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on. Plus 30,000 Regular Giving agreements

Database size: 2Gb

120,000 supporters

Main use of donorflex: Donors, donations, Gift Aid and so on. Plus 90,000 Regular Giving agreements

Database size: 6Gb