Subject RE: [firebird-support] Fileformat Unix vs Windows
Author Paul Beach
> > Is the fileformat on Windows portable to HP-UX??
> > That is, can I use a database created on a HP-UX platform use on a
> > Windows platform?
> The database does not depend on the OS used but on the endianness of
> the CPU used. It is not a problem to copy an FDB file from Windows to
> Intel-Linux. But, HP's RICS CPU is not using Intel's endiannes.

So the database has to be gbacked up on HPUX using the -transportable
switch and then restored via gbak on the Windows system.