Subject Re: Re: [IBDI] InterBase Service API on Linux????
Author Ann W. Harrison
Keeping this as close to architecture as possible...
comments here are my opinion and should be taken with
as much salt as necessary.

The services API is a wart on a wart, designed to work
around unfortunate behaviors of the superserver. At
the time that API was designed, Borland's attitude was
that no new classic versions would be released. When
Linux emerged as a significant port and early testers of
V6 Linux complained that they could not use IBConsole,
Borland responded by creating a superserver for Linux.

You can run backup on your server with classic simply
by running gbak.exe there. It will make a direct
connection to the server shared library and run as
efficiently as if it were invoked through the services


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