Subject Backward compatability with previous versions of gdb files
Author Dominique Louis
just wondering if there were any plans to make any new servers
compatible with older gdb files.
The first time the server encounters an older version gdb file, it
should prompt the user if this file should be updated to the newer
version. If this cannot be built into the server maybe someone could
point me in the direction of where such a handy utility would be.
The idea ( as good as it is ) of backing up my old database before
upgrading to the newer version of the server basically takes too much
planning. Most users would like to plug and play the new version of
the server.
If interbase is to make it as a minimum administration database it
to support backward compatability in some way without necessitating a
back-up before hand ( though I have said this is a good practice ).
Maybe the new server ( I don't mean IB 6 ) can offer to make a back
before doing the conversion as well.

As this is my first post I thought I'd keep it short.


Dominique Louis