Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Super-transactions and Incremental Backup
Author Joseph Alba
Other database servers like Oracle have what they call Point-in-Time
recovery, where you can rollback the entire database back to that
Point-in-time which you have previously set.

Possible applications:

For example, you discover a runaway error that completely invalidates
today's transactions and entries, you can roll back to that point in time
and start over.

Sure, you can say, with IB you can backup, the day's transaction. But if you
have a very big database (which is relatively secure from hardware crushes),
or a 24x7 operation, the backup solution might be impractical.

With point-in-time, your database (assuming that you have taken all steps to
secure your hardware from any kind of disaster or mishap), can have a
SavePoint to rollback to, when some kind of software or rogue entries

Joseph Alba