Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: permission denied
Author Helen Borrie
>--- In, "Mark Birch"
><mark_birch@l...> wrote:
> >
> > I am interested, however, to note that you can't backup/restore off the
> > physical drive on which the server sits (Helen has raised that several
> > times).

Not moi.

>So, how are they going to backup/restore if the database is on
> > a different file system (HD) from the server?
> >
> > Or am I on the completely wrong track....?

At 04:49 AM 21/04/2005 +0000, Mick Arundell wrote:

>Firebird database must be on a disk directly controlled by firebird
>Most often backups will only go to a disk directly controlled by the
>firebird server.

Actually, the backup location has nothing to do with "controlled by the
firebird server", though the *database file* location most certainly must
be on a disk controlled by the firebird server's host and referred to by
its absolute path location.

>They do not need to be the same disk.

They don't have to be on the same machine, either. A gbak file is just a
file, it's not a database. You can use a network share or mapping as the
destination for a gbak backup file, as long as it is known to the host on
which the Services Manager is running.