Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: How to assure backup is OK
> The problem occurs at those sites, where they more or less never
> closes.
> 1.
> Schedule a GBak operation at let say 00.00 instead of the file
> system backup. This an be run while users are attached and working
> on the DB ?

Yes, but it will only include committed work upto the start
of the backup.

> How does that ensure that the data is valid ?

Not had a problem yet, but the ocasional restore to a
different file name can be done just to be happy the files
are OK.

We are using Windows servers, and so do a reset on them
every two weeks, so backup and restore at that time just to
complete the picture. Firebird does not seem to need it, but
since we have to stop the system just for Microsoft then ...

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services