Subject RE: [ib-support] 4GB limit on Firebird final release ?
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Thomas,

Firebird 1 supports 64bit I/O - if your Windows supports it
(WinNT/2000/etc), you're able to create larger files. For Linux, there
are different versions to download - versions that have 32bit I/O and
versions for 64bit I/O.

As for managing databases larger than 4Gb -> you can create multi-file
databases. Take a look at the Language Reference and Operations Guide
from the InterBase documentation set - see CREATE DATABASE and ALTER
DATABASE. The doc-set can be downloaded from - link

Hope this helps,

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird


I'm new in this group, so i'm sorry if my question is stupid :-)

Is there a limit on the size of a database in the latest firebird
release ?
If so, how can manage bigger databases ?

Thanks for help

Thomas Fischer
Software Engineer