Subject RE: [firebird-support] UNC to drive letter path
Author Richard Pendered
You could set up database aliases. I am not sure if that is a FB1.5 feature

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From: Thomas Bachinger [mailto:thomas.bachinger@...]
Sent: 03 September 2003 08:40
Subject: [firebird-support] UNC to drive letter path


I have encountered a rather enoying problem!

I noticed that on Win32 platforms it is impossible to create or communicate
with a FireBird database (ver 1.0.3) on a remote machine when using the UNC
file path directly to connect to the database. For example: if the UNC path
to the server is \\server1\data\dir\database.gdb one instead must supply the
local drive letter path (in the form of e.g. server1:E:\dir\database.gdb).
This by itself does not pose a problem, however, I found it impossible to
extract from a given UNC path the drive letter on the remote machine. I.e.,
clearly one can catch the server name, but extracting that it is the "E:\"
drive on the remote machine I found impossible to do?

Does anybody know if it is possible to use a UNC path (maybe in a different
form than I have tried to) to connect to a Firebird database (using Delphi
and the IBExpress package) or how one instead could find out the true
logical drive path on a remote machine from a given UNC path?

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Best regards,


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