Subject RE: [firebird-support] BAckup OPtions
Author Alan McDonald
> >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
> >server?
> If you mean the path to the backup file then No.
> ./hb

So any security improvement you acquire by use of aliases, is lost if you
are forced to publish to the users via backup file name and path, the backup
file path. I can only see that backing up remotely must be removed from the
remote users's options if you are to protect the database file. No?