Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Gbak
Author Helen Borrie
At 07:00 AM 19/11/2004 +0000, you wrote:

> > >gbak ­b e:\Data\inventory.fdb e:\Backups\inventory.fbk ­user SYSDBA
> > >­password masterkey
> >
> > Might be nothing, might be something, but the above string came
>through to
> > me with a "soft" hyphen in place of ascii(45) on all of the
>switches. Do
> > you happen to be running the command from a batchfile that you
>created with
> > Word or some other word processor?
> >
> > ./hb
>Someone else is actually running it. I believe that they're running it
>from a command prompt, but it isn't out of the question that they
>might be using a batch file.
>Shouldn't there be a hyphen before the switches?

Yes - it should be ascii(45), not some "en-dash" character from Windows or
the Adobe text tool...hence my pondering whether this command had been
constructed in a word processor using some copy/paste from a list or from
PDF documentation....

I can't identify the character that you showed as a hyphen in your command
string, but it's not ascii(45). It could be unicode 2010. As I said,
might be something, might be nothing.

Have you tried running the backup just typing the command directly at the
command line? (as a reality check....)