Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Database compress/purge
Author Scott Taylor
At 10:54 07/23/03, you wrote:
>--- In, Scott Taylor <scott@d...>
> > Right, that makes sense. Also the reason why, in the original post,
>cp was
> > the first command given. :)
> Scott, sorry for hastyness - stories when people made suicide using
>gbak -R on the only database instance are typical enough to force me
>to react on this option like a bull on red rag ;)

I C now. I have not run into any problems restoring this way, and I did
suggest a backup copy of the database, first thing.

>And for my English too.

Don't be, it's just fine. It wasn't your English I didn't understand.

> BTW, make sure there is not connection when you copy database
>files is'nt enough - I, using Linux Classis, unload xinetd to be sure
>no one will connect in time of copying. Not sure how to stop Super,
>did'nt used it for 8 years.

_Most_ Linux installs, SysV style, '/etc/init.d/firebird stop'. Should be
enough to copy the database, but you need to restart it to use gbak.