Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: problem using backup
Author Nando Dessena

>> TestCase: Create simple database and one table with one field of
AVN> type
>> TIMESTAMP default 'Now'. Fill it with some data, then change type
>> from TIMESTAMP to DATE and try to make backup.
>> It fails with error: "Arithmetic overflow or division by zero has
>> occured. arithmetic exception, numeric overflow or string
AVN> truncation."

AVN> It's not a bug, as designed.

Isn't the server supposed to disallow modifications that would lead to
possible data loss? AFAIK is does so with numerics and strings.
Nando mailto:nandod@...