Subject Re: [firebird-support] gbak methods
Author Daniel Rail

At April 25, 2005, 09:16, Johan van Zyl wrote:

> Hi
> I tried to initiate a gbak from a Windows PC to backup from that Windows PC
> to a Linux box. That did not work either.

> C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin>gbak -b -user SYSDBA -password
> masterkey\Firebird\bx.fdb
> gbak: cannot open backup file
> gbak: Exiting before completion due to errors

> Can this be done?

You'll have to create a mapped drive in Windows that points to Linux.
Then you should be able to use the mapped drive for your backup file.
But, I can't guarantee that it will work, since I don't have Linux and
that I'm only going by what GBAK is supposed to accept as destination
path for the backup file.

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior Software Developer
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