Subject RE: [firebird-support] Is Firebird a hoax?
Author Alan McDonald
> One interesting thing is about hotbackups - does FB have any posibility of
> them? If not today then in the future, i.e. does the FB architecture allow
> for it w/o major overhaul?
> Brgds,
> Laimis

If you mean by "hot backup", one which is carried out while other
connections are underway, then that is the only real way to back up a
firebird db. GBAK backs up using the server and is done under normal
transaction control. Do not backup the db using the OS copy command unless
you are positive that noone is connected to the db.