|Subject||Re: Is it safe to backup a database from another firebird server?|
> What am I doing with this command? is it risky?Hi Juan,
> [Local GBAK / Remote database / Local Backup]
> "C:\Program Files\firebird\firebird_1_5\bin\gbak" -b -v -g -user=20
> SYSDBA -passw masterkey NGDBSERVER:qcrep %0\..\hourly\QCR08H.fbk
> Why it works? I have been working just fine for years!
You are not running the backup from your local server, but rather
using the database engine on "NGDBSERVER" to access the database. You
are using a local GBAK to do it, but GBAK is a client application,
just like a normal application, that uses a transaction on the
database server, so I see no problem in this.