Subject FB 1.5 corrupted?
Author Ernesto A. Zapata Icart
I have problems -or ignorance, may be- with Firebird's final version for
GNU/Linux. When I add fields to my database -I use IBExpert -,
apparently the base is corrupted. I go to the box Linux, and I make:

1) gfix -v -full mybase.fdb
-bad parameters on attach or believes you database
-secondary server attachments cannot validates you databases

Next, I do:

2) gbak -backup -v -ignores mybase.fdb mybase.fbk
gbak: ERROR: internal gds software consistency check (pointer page
vanished from DPM_next (249))
gbak: ERROR: gds_$start_request failed
gbak: Exiting before completion due to errors
gbak: ERROR: internal gds software consistency check (can't after
bugcheck continued)

What's happening?


Note: In my box GNU/Linux, I have Interbase in the port 3050 and
Firebird in the 3051. The entrance in the file /etc/services is this:
gds_db 3050/tcp #InterBase Database Remote Protocol
fdb_db 3051/tcp #Firebird Database Remote Protocol

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: Lester Caine [mailto:lester@...]
> Enviado el: Jueves, 04 de Marzo de 2004 03:32 a.m.
> Para:
> Asunto: Re: [firebird-support] Re: FB 1.5 Crash
> precari0 wrote:
> >>server can only crash. But configuring the server in a way that
> > the system
> >>cannot possibly satisfy is NOT the best way to approach the
> >>problem...especially on Windows. If Win2K was able to manage
> > memory
> >>properly, you would never get the BSOD. But I get the BSOD on
> > Win2K with
> >>Word on a system with 1.5 Gb of RAM and oodles of "spare" memory.
> >
> > C4mon Helen. Don4t do that.
> > I do have to answer support questions myself, you know, but
> going the
> > easiest way, blaming windows, just doesn4t cut it anymore. You4re
> > getting bsods? Check the quality of your hardware and
> drivers, check
> > for viruses, just don4t tell me it4s windows' fault, please. No IT
> > professional, no matter how much he/she hates windows, is stupid
> > enough to believe it.
> If you want reliable 24/7 operation, it can be achieved with
> Windows but it takes effort. Which is why we are NOW only
> using Linux on high load applications.
> IN PRODUCTION we do NOT use W2k SP4. It was loaded on a
> thankfully few sites, and caused problems on them all, so we
> are back with SP3 and stable again. This started was
> problems with simple RAS dial-up connections and NO OTHER
> SOFTWARE running, and resulted in several third party
> packages having to be rewritten. The same hardware had run
> for several months and continues to run with SP3 ( after a
> complete wipe of the hard disk and re-install to get rid of
> SP4 ).
> So yes I am stupid enough to believe it. Have you proven
> that SP4 IS stable in it's own right? We are not going to
> risk it again any time soon :)
> --
> Lester Caine
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