Subject Re: [firebird-support] Can a Firebird 1.5 client connect to an old firebird version?
Author Jerome Bouvattier
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dimitry Sibiryakov" <SD@...>
> On 10 Sep 2004 at 17:08, Jerome Bouvattier wrote:
> >> Yes. It can even connect to old IBs, but you may get "feature not
> >> supported" error on some operations.
> >And is there any risk in doing so ? Can I corrupt the ODS10 database ?
> Client library does not interact with DB file directly, so it must
> be quite safe, but I wouldn't take a bet.
> >Ideally I'd like to do the following :
> >
> >- Setup installs fb embedded and remove anything related to IB6
> >- Setup installs new version of the app
> >- App forces a backup and restore of the db at first start.
> No!! This is indeed a way to get into troubles. Don't ever try to
> open DB file by different server. And FB is quite "different server"
> for IB.

I thought you wrote "It can even connect to old IB dbs" instead of "It can
connect to old IBs". My mistake.

Thanks a lot for the clarification. I'll go the safe route.