Subject Re: [firebird-support] Unable to use gbak on XP (FB 1.5)
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Hi ! Raymond,

Raymond Kennington wrote:

>With Interbase 1.56 I have never had a problem running gbak. Now I have
>spent a long time trying many variations of parameters and have read
>many list messages and pages on the internet. I've checked FAQs, and
>technical specifications, starting documents and manuals.
>I am running XP1.1 and Firebird 1.5.
>IBExpert's backup menu command uses GBAK and it works perfectly well.
>Error messages include:
> can't find file
> I/O error for file "SYSDBA"
> username and password are not defined.
>[in the next case I had copied gbak.exe to d:\temp, which is where
>cms.gdb resides.]
> I/O error for file "cms.gdb"
> cannot find the file specified
>A batch file for backing up the Interbase 5 version of cms5.gdb works
>fine on an NT 4.0 w/s running Interbase but does not run on the XP1.1
>m/c running Firebird 1.5.
>How is this made to work?
>Raymond Kennington
Don't know if I get your problem, since your are familiar with
Interbase, maybe my message could look simplist, but I will try to help you.

try this one:

gbak localhost:d:\temp\cms.gdb d:\temp\cms.gbk -user sysdba -password

see you !


Alexandre Benson Smith
THOR Software e Comercial Ltda.
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil