Subject Re: [firebird-support] problems backing up help please
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:44 PM 28/11/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>i recently inherieted this database and am having problems with it
>dropping names out of my name table it was suggested that i do a back
>up and restore but everytime i try to back it up i get this message
>please help my company has a multi-million dolar deal riding on this info
>Backup started on Mon Nov 28 16:39:27 2005...
>gbak: gbak version WI-V4.1.0.194
>gbak: Version(s) for database "C:\NTSYS\RQ\PlantCS\CPLANT.GDB"
> InterBase/x86/Windows NT (access method), version "WI-V4.2.1.328"
> on disk structure version 8.0
>internal gds software consistency check (decompression overran buffer
>gbak: gds_$receive failed
>gbak: Exiting before completion due to errors
>internal gds software consistency check (can't continue after bugcheck)
>Backup exited unsuccessfully on Mon Nov 28 16:40:19 2005

You have there an InterBase 4.1 database. You need the InterBase 4.1 gbak
program to perform a -t[ransportable] backup and, desirably, an IB 4.1
server running. Once you have that backup file, you can restore it in
whatever you are running now, using your newer version's gbak.

One place you can get sufficient stuff to do this will be the original
Delphi Enterprise edition disk, if you can get hold of it. You can install
iblocal and use the gbak that's there.