Subject Re: [firebird-support] Server-side backups and restores
Author Lester Caine
Alan McDonald wrote:

> Am I missing something? IS there no way of doing a backup from a client to
> it's (client) filesystem?

On the railway system I run the backup's locally, and then just copy the
resulting .FBK to the 'client' as a second 'backup'. That way the basic
backup is not slowed down by network activity ( all remote machines run
backup at once ), and I can pull the files at leisure later. In fact the
backup happens on a local 'cron' and looking for the new .FBK is a check
that it has finished, and that things are running sweet on the remote
machines. If the backup is not created after a time I can look at that
machine to see what the problem is - although I have yet to see a
failure THAT late ;)

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services