Subject Re: [firebird-support] Moving from Windows to linux
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Peter,

> I am slowing moving over to Linux , I have the firebird server (1.5)
> running and aliases set up.
> My question is because the Linux server effectively has no database
> but an alias set up , how do I move my database over.

Well, the alias points to the primary data file - so you need to create
a data file. You can do this by creating a backup of your current
database, and restoring it on your Linux machine - in the right path
of course :-)

> I can create an OS independent backup, but how do I convert this to
> the correct format to put into my Linux server.

Create a "Transportable" backup - the default. Transfer the backup
file to your Linux machine. Do a "restore".

> Will restore use the alias even though no files actually exists ?

I don't think restore will use aliasses, only "connect".

> I also have database workbench on windows.

Good :-)

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - developer tool for InterBase, Firebird & MS SQL Server.
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