Subject Re: [ib-support] --* Please Help*--- Database corruption and cannot backup & restore
Author Nando Dessena

> IB Objects actually includes code to reject the incorrect path string (some sub-release versions ago) so this user must have been using a version of Marathon that was compiled before that.

all right, but let me emphasize that the path string is not incorrect,
it's just a *relative* path string, and as such conforms to the MS-DOS
specification. Examples of valid path strings:



I have heard of people that actually *needed* to specify relative paths,
and of course all is well if alla clients conform to the same
I would like to know if the problem arises under Unix if one uses
symlinks. Perhaps the solution is for IBServer to open the file in
exclusive mode.