Subject Gbak and Shadows
Author robert_p_levy
Hello. I have a database which is shadowed on a nearby filesystem.
If I run gbak to create a backup and then call on gbak again to
restore from that backup-- overwriting the database, does the
shadowing remain intact and keep up with the change? I am gbaking
and restoring primarily to free excess pages and reduce the size of
the file. This really does make a huge difference.

On another unrelated but similar topic, I was wondering how to deny
connections to the database or alternately the firebird server at
large while performing system maintainence. What I currently do in
my system maintenence script is shut the server down and bring it
back up before running gbak, but there is a risk that someone will
log on in the window of time while gbak is still running. I believe
this may cause corruption. Is shutting down [X]INETID (and bringing
it back up after the gbak) the answer or would this interfere with
gbak running?

Thanks in advance! (And apologies if this question has been answered
elsewhere. Yahoo Groups' message search is really bad, bordering on
absurd, which is ironic since Yahoo is a search engine... hm maybe
whomever is moderator might consider putting it up for vote whether
or not to move the list over to Google's new mailing list service or
to Topica?),