Subject Re: [firebird-support] Will future versions of FB open older version ODS ?
Author Martijn Tonies

> AFAIK, Interbase has this feature. You can open older ODS database
> using newer version of IB. It allows to upgrade the database server
> first, then use (new version) of GBAK to backup/restore the (old ODS)
> database to upgrade the ODS. Is is even possible to connect to old
> ODS database and work with it (without using the new features). Does
> anybody know whether this behaviour will be possible in future
> versions of FB ?

This isn't exactly true - IB allows, I believe, to open databases with
an ODS that's one version below the current (server) ODS.

As far as I know, Firebird does the same.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase & Firebird
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