Subject Re: [firebird-support] BAckup OPtions
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:28 PM 15/01/2005 +1100, you wrote:

>Can someone tell me somethign about the following options:
>1. Using alias for connection
>2. Using Services API for backup
>3. Using Windows Server 1.5
>Can an alias be provided for the backup operation?

Yes, for the database file only.

>Does this alias need to be identifiable as a backup alias and have fbk as
>the file extension?

No. You can't have an alias for the backup file - it's not a database,
just a file.

>(or some other means of telling that it's not a file to connect to)

Gbak's parameters are positional so gbak knows which file is which.

>If no to the first question, is there no other way to backup remote
>databases using serivces API without knowing the path to the file on the

If you mean the path to the backup file then No.