Subject Re: [firebird-support] gbak problems
Author Aage Johansen
Peter wrote:
> Hi
> I have suddenly started having problems calling gbak and I am not sure why.
> Running on windows I call
> gbak -B -user SYSDBA -password masterkey sourcedb c:\backup.fdb
> sourcedb is an alias, however I have also tried an absolute path and
> to the db. backups are running on the same machine as the server.
> gbak does not report any errors.
> The problem seems to be that the backup database is created but that it
is too
> small and not a valid db when viewed in something like database workbench.
> In a hex editor it is clear it is at least derived from my source db as
i can see
> my stored procedures etc in there.
> Any help / suggestions would be appreciated.

The backup file produced by gbak is not in the usual firebird database
format. Usually it is given a name with a different extension (e.g.
backup.fbk (not backup.fdb)). Don't expect it to look like you original

Aage J.