Subject Re: [firebird-support] Running Multiple Instances of Firebird
Author Paul Reeves
On Monday 10 October 2005 12:11, Carsten Schäfer wrote:
> I'm developing software on top of Firebird.
> So I want to test Firebird 2.0 to see improvements as early as
> possible. Of course all my customers use Firebird 1.5.

I'd recommend looking at virtual servers for this - there are now choices
between VMWare, VirtualPC and XEN. It is much, much safer to set up clean
rooms to test in than to run multiple servers on the same box.

> So i want to connect to FB 2 and FB1.5 databases on the same machine.
> I know i can restore a FB 1.5 backup to FB 2 but i cannot do it the
> other way (FB2 -> FB1.5),
> and thats often needed.

You know you need to backup a database on a v2.0 server by using a v1.5
client don't you? Of course the backup won't restore properly to 1.5 if
it contains features that 1.5 doesn't understand.

Paul Reeves
Supporting users of Firebird and InterBase