Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: [Firebird-devel] New backup technology
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:40 PM 9/07/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Artur Anjos wrote:
> >Also, we have an 'obscure parameter' (obscure=not documented) in
> >gfix, -kill, that will make the database stop using the shadow. I'm really a
> >newbie in Fb source code, but it seems to me that the kill implementation is
> >just 'stop it, I don't care about nothing'.
> >
> >

BBW wrote:

>I don't like undocumented features. The originally philosphy was 100%
>open interface.

fwiw, gfix -kill is not an undocumented feature. Artur, look up the
descriptions of auto and manual shadowing modes. It's in the topic about
manual mode shadowing. You'll see that it does indeed make the database
stop knowing about the shadow (as DROP SHADOW does) but without deleting
the shadow from disk. It also re-enables database attachments and allows
creation of a new shadow.