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

>> Isn't the server supposed to disallow modifications that would lead
AVN> to
>> possible data loss?

AVN> Nando, IMO it is gbak problem. Engine don't vaste time (and
AVN> sometimes very large) to update data itself and IMO this is right.

We agree here.

>> AFAIK is does so with numerics and strings.

AVN> I'm not so sure.

If I try to convert from floating point to integer, or to decrease the
character length of a varchar column, it stops me. Accordingly,
shouldn't it do the same for timestamp -> date?

AVN> I think DATE-TIMESTAMP change should be safe too, but not

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