Subject RE: [Firebird-general] Managing Firebird databases
Author Leyne, Sean

> > > Just to get it right, NBackup won't do any kind of
> > > house-keeping at all?
> >
> > Correct.
> >
> > What do you expect a *backup* utility to do?
> What it already does. ;-)

Are you referring to GBak?

<blunt mode>

GBak is **not** a backup utility. It is a data migration/database
rebuild tool which can be used to backup/restore small/medium databases.

It is not a serious tool to address the issues raised in 7/24 and large
database (2-3GB++) environments. You can't run a business if it takes
4+ hours to restore your live database -- you need something which can
be restored a tape drive speeds (10's Mb/s), which is 5-15 faster than
GBak could EVER perform at.

</blunt mode>

NBackup is designed specifically/exclusively to address backup/restore
problems. No more, no less.