Subject Re: unavailable database
Author gnajar

I renamed the file extension to "FDB" and yet I get the same error; I
use IB Expert personal v2004.12.14, WinXP Pro with SP 2. I tryed with
2 small data base files I created using FB 1.0. I'm using the classic
server, and have FB running as a service.


--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> At 12:44 AM 22/01/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I have the same problem; in my case I tried to open a GDB file I
> >created using FBird v1.0 under Windows 2000 Pro. Now that I have
> >Windows XP Pro, I downloaded FB from the link "25th December 2004
> >Official Windows Setup and Installer For Classic and SuperServer
> >V1.5.2 (.exe) (4.0mb) ", and when I want to connect to a couple of GDB
> >files from IBExpert and Delphi v6 UP2 (with InterXpress for Firebird)
> >I get:
> >
> >Attempting to connect to:
> >C:\Documents and Settings\Guillermo Najar\Mis
> >documentos\GNsis\Cursos\Curso ITESO\Especificaciones SI
> >
> >Connecting... Failed!
> >------------------------------------
> >Unsuccessful execution caused by an unavailable resource.
> >unavailable database.
> >
> >Attempting to connect to services manager... Failed!
> >------------------------------------
> >
> >Unsuccessful execution caused by an unavailable resource.
> >Cannot attach to services manager.
> >
> >Disconnecting from database... Passed!
> >-----------------------------------------
> This one is probably caused by using the file extension ".gdb" with
> XP. You need to read the release notes!! Change the extension to
> and you should be OK.
> Reason: when you go to connect to your database, XP decides that
you want
> it to do a system backup of your file. It locks your file and the
> cannot get access to it. NOTE WELL :: You do NOT want XP to perform
> (SystemRestore) function on your databases at all!!!
> ./heLen