Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: --* Please Help*--- Database corruption and cannot backup & restore
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:11 AM 09-08-01 -0400, Paul Schmidt wrote:

>In Unix it can be a lot easier to fix, because the system assigns
>each file a serial number, the libc info page I got this from,
>doesn't say anything about non-compliance, so I would assume only a
>few really ancient oddball systems don't do this. So rather then
>using the name, you grab the file attributes, and look at the serial
>number, then use the serial numbers to do the comparision. This is
>also quite a bit safer, since a file can go by several names.


Won't the file number change if you gbak and restore?


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