In case the suspense has been killing you, yes the awful problems we had with SQL Server and our Shelby database are finally over. We’re new now running Shelby 5.6.2009 on SQL Server 2005. It’s rock stable and noticeably faster (though still not fast enough by a long shot). Praise the Lord!
Of course, we have had a number of issues with 5.6.2000 and 5.6.2009, which is hardly surprising given Shelby’s track record, but all of that seems trivial compared to the database pain that has been relieved. Can I get an amen?