Subject Re: [ib-support] Backup file in FIB 1.0 ca be restored in IB 5.6
> > When I'm trying to restore a FireBird DataBase with Interbase 5.6 Server,
> > the proccess canĀ“t continue because Interbase gbak is wating for a old
> > version backup (3) and FirdBird backup file version is 6.

> Forgive me if i'm wrong - I wouldn't have thought Interbase 5.6 was forward
> compatible? and therefore you should not be able
> to do that.

While I have not had to do it for a while now, I get over
this sort of problem by using a datapump. IB_SQL will pump
data between servers, so as long as the new (Firebird) and
the older (Interbase) servers are running on different
machines, then you can 'step back in time' and get current
data onto an older system.

We used it to keep the Intebase sites up to date until they
all got switched <g>

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services