Subject Re: [firebird-support] Mislocated firebird.msg after Backup/Restore
Author Helen Borrie
At 07:45 AM 5/12/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>I did a backup of database_3 from notebook_A(Superserver/Local) into a
>transportable file.
>Then I restored this file into database_8 on server_B (ClassicServer)
>from a remote client using IBExpert.
>Hence - with every error - I get a message "can't format message
>nn:nnn -- message file C:\Temp\fb\firebird.msg not found.".
>But I never had this .msg file on this client before, and never
>received this error before. I even do not have this foldername on my
>BUT (!!!) I do have the folder and the firebird.msg on the notebook,
>from where I made a backup.
>No real danger over here, I just copied the .msg-file into such a
>folder as was demanded by fbclient/IBExpert... but I just suppose that
>I was doing something wrong, OR that there is any bug in

No. The message doesn't come from the restored database, but from the API
interface. The underlying reason for it is that the Firebird server on
server_B was improperly installed. The file firebird.msg *should* be in
c:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5 (if this is your Firebird root

The reason why you get this message about no message file being found in
the C: drive of the client is this: if the message file is missing from
the server (as is the case here) then the client will search a variety of
paths to try to find one that it can use. That location in C:\temp is a
"resort denier" - ultimately it just tells you it can't format the
message. End of story.

>Can somebody please share an idea of what was possibly going wrong here?

What procedure did you follow to install Classic on server_B? There is no
logical reason why the installer program would not install everything in
the proper place...