Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Creating database through a script and later updating it
Author Venus Software Operations
Hi Alexander

At 07:57 pm 30/01/2004, you wrote:
> Gbak creates not a script but gbk-format file which is much more
>compact and more quick to create database than script. To create new
>instance of the database from this file use gbak again with -c option.
>If you made metadata only gbk, after restore new database will be the
>same structure as source one but all tables will be empty. Look at IB6
>Operations Guide for description.

Thanks for the info.

> Since FB have more fast and effective way to create databases, there
>is not extract metadata to script function in command-line utility
>isql (described in Operations Guide too) which is used to perform SQL
>statements and scripts. Though some third-party tools have this
>function. I'm not sure if any of this tools have command-line mode.

I have tried command line tools from but they had limitations
and the script extract tool generated script when fed to DBComparer (not
from sqlly) tool was not able to sync the target database but the script
generated by Marathon was able to successfully sync the target database.

Thanks for your response. Let me know if you get newer links/ideas.

Bhavbhuti Nathwani
Softwares for Indian Businesses at:

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