Subject RE: [firebird-support] Embedded database backup options
Author Alan McDonald
> Hi all,
> I have an application which used an embedded FB database. I was
> wondering what my best options were to back up the database while
> the application was running?
> Do I need to use gbak and call it from the command line?
> Or is a component a better option?

use the IBOAdmin components - you can backup using the services API

> Can I just disconnect my application from the database and just
> copy the database file and then reconnect to the database once done?

you could but don't. Use the backup method it's always safer.

> I believe that (I could be wrong) I need to disconnect from the
> database when using FB as an embedded database, is that correct?

no you stay connected - you can create as many connections to the database
as you like from the single loaded embedded server.

> Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Diego