Subject Re: Database backup
Author Alexander V.Nevsky
--- In ib-support@y..., "Andy Canfield" <andy@a...> wrote:
> Dietrich Schulten wrote:
> > a general question: is it possible to copy the gdb files in a
> > backup or is it absolutely necessary to use gbak for this purpose?
> As long as no one is accessing the database you can.

Hi. It's necessary condition but not sufficient. We should be shure
that garbage collection after last disconnect is finished. Usually it
is 1-2 minutes, but after mass deletes it can be hours. So I think for
nightly automated process gbak is most safety way.

Best regards.