Subject Re: [firebird-support] Create new database fails
Author Ivan Prenosil
> Its my first attempt to create a databse in firebird.
> Its version 1.5 on windows 2003
> From the command line i run:
> SQL> CREATE DATABASE 'httplogs.fdb' USER 'SYSDBA' PASSWORD 'masterkey';
> Statement failed, SQLCODE = -904
> unavailable database
> Even if i use a full path f:\db\xxx.fdb i got the same error.
> Sorry if this is a common newbie question, but i don't seem to find
> the solution.

Either Firebird server is not started,
or you have installed Firebird Classic, in which case
you can't use local protocol, try

CREATE DATABASE 'localhost:c:\httplogs.fdb' USER 'SYSDBA' PASSWORD 'masterkey';