Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] Re: [Firebird-devel] New backup technology
Author Artur Anjos
Hi Helen,

> 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.

Ops, I should mention 'poor documented'. This parameter should be also on
gfix chapter. :-)

> 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.

From the manual: 'This command deletes metadata references to the
unavailable shadow corresponding to database'.

It seems that this command was created just to allow a database to work if
there is some problem with the shadow. Just like a 'DROP SHADOW' command
without deleting nothing.