Subject Re: Backups

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watch out for the wrapping!

It is applicable to to FB v6 as well (and probably IB).

You can put all you gbak commands in a command file that you can call
from the command line.

works well.

--- In ib-support@y..., Helen Borrie <helebor@d...> wrote:
> At 03:22 PM 12-05-01 -0600, you wrote:
> >How do I do a backup on a Windows system? On Linux I'm using
system() to
> >execute the gbak program. I would like to do the same on Windows
but it has
> >a command line maximum length of something tiny like 256
characters so the
> >command gets truncated. Ideally it would be nice if gbak had an
option to
> >get its params from a file. Something like "gbak @filename" would
be cool.
> >Failing that, anyone know of a way around the short command line
length on
> >Windows?
> Normally, it's done using a .bat file.
> A gotcha with ib 6 apparently is that passing the username and
password as options in the gbak command is broken. There was a
thread somewhere, earlier in the week, but I can't find it. I can't
find the reference in Firebird's bug track, either, so perhaps
someone could re-post... I've got ib6/FB off my system at the moment
to do 5.6 work, so can't test whether a connect call in the .bat
file, preceding the gbak call, makes things work OK in 6/FB.
> Helen
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