Subject Re: [ib-support] Database Compatibility
Author Nando Dessena

> > The originally released IB 6 would read an IB 5.x (ODS 9) database; then
> > Borland disabled that capability when they rebuilt their (then Open Source)
> > binaries in January 2001 after the security flare. I can't remember the
> > reason for disabling it.
> > ...
> There were reports/rumors that db's had been corrupted.

BTW, is a 5.6 version of gbak absolutely required or should we be able
to do it all with IB6/Fb1 gbak?
It looks reasonable to me that if the engine6 can use ODS9 databases,
then gbak6 should be able to backup them.