Subject Re: FB 1.0 and GBAK problems
Author alex_vnru
--- In ib-support@y..., Daniel Rail <daniel@a...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I get this error message when performing a backup:
> arithmetic exception, numeric overflow, or string truncation
> gds_$receive failed
> This error always occur when trying to restore the same table time
and time
> again. I verified my fields and the largest varchar field is 30
> characters, there's numeric(15,2), double precision and integer
> fields. Before replying here, look at the process below and you'll
see why
> it puzzles me.
> The initial database in step 1 was created with IB 6 and backup is

Daniel, just a guess: can it be that FB1 gbak became sensitive to
IB6 bugs

223059 Updating VARCHAR does not clear old data
412417 Altering from CHAR to VARCHAR - makes RDB$LENGTH and

Both are easy to check.

Best regards, Alexander V.Nevsky