Subject Re: [firebird-support] Looking for some suggestions...Vertical market apps
Author Daniel Rail

At August 2, 2004, 12:39, Myles Wakeham wrote:

> Daniel, this is intriguing. What is your application written in?

Delphi. And, I'm using IBO for the FB connectivity, with some IBX
services components.

> Any possibility of 'open sourcing' the update XML routines, etc?

It's not complete(exceptions and UDFs are not supported), and it only
depends on what my boss says. And, we are going to make some changes
in it. Since at the present time, the application that is run on our
customers servers, does perform a backup, copy DB file(while shutdown
and nobody using it) and then restores the DB to reset the table
change counters, and this is before the restructuring takes places.
So, the problem that we are encountering now is that the whole process
can take a few hours when the database file is a few GB(some of our
customers are at 11+GB). And, the changes that we are planning will
be looking at the changes counter while doing a dry run of the changes
to see if the backup/restore process will have to be run.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (