Subject Re: [ib-support] Database Compatibility
Author Martijn Tonies

> > > The originally released IB 6 would read an IB 5.x (ODS 9) database;
> > > Borland disabled that capability when they rebuilt their (then Open
> > > binaries in January 2001 after the security flare. I can't remember
> > > 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.

As far as I know - you should use gbak 5.6

Martijn Tonies
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