|Subject||RE: [firebird-support] Reading Server settings from a client machine|
> Hi Graemeonly for the source though - not the target backup file - you still need to
> Gbak does actually work on aliases , this is the way I use it in my
have final path of the backup file known to the client which sort of makes
security in this area less than desirable.
> On 26 Apr 2005 at 6:17, graeme_edwards2000 wrote:
> > Does anybody know if it is possible for a client machine in a windows
> > network environment to access settings from either aliases.conf or
> > firebird.conf on the server programmatically?
> > The assumption is that the firebird folder on the server is not
> > available directly to the client machine.
> > The reason I ask is because I want to simplify the process of users
> > referencing databases on a remote server without losing the ability
> > backup the database from the client end.
> > It doesn't appear that gbak is capable of referring to an alias, it
> > needs the full path on the server machine and I want the client
> > machine to be able to reference server databases by alias, while
> > full path name is not visible to the user, but the application will
> > know it for purposes of backing up/restoring.