Subject Re: [firebird-support] Running Multiple Instances of Firebird
Author Paul Reeves
On Monday 10 October 2005 11:46, Carsten Schäfer wrote:
> What is the right way to install (and get it work) Firebird 1.5 and
> Firebird 2.0 on the same machine ?
> I don't find any working description.
> Only changing ports is not working.

I'm afraid that I have never tried. I find it easier to uninstall one
version and install another rather than run two versions simultaneously.

> Removing Registry entries ?
> Why does Firebird install Registry entrys when it doesn't need them ?

Firebird doesn't (shouldn't?) need them, but installers and admin tools

> Can both exist as a service ?

This is probably where you are having problems. I haven't looked recently
but I would guess that instsvc is using the same registry entry for each

I would recommend trying to run one as a service and one as an

What are you trying to achieve, btw?

Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase