Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Is it safe to backup a database from another firebird server?
Author Martijn Tonies
Hello Alan,

> > Gbak can only backup local files, or use the Services API to backup
> > a remote database. However, the backup will stay on the remote
> > computer.
> Martijn,
> gbak will backup a remote database to a local file!
> gbak -B -user "sysdba" -password "masterkey"
> "server/port:drive:path:filename.fdb" "c:\filename.fbk"
> will backup from the remote server over the wire to my local drive

So what does it do then? Ask the server for the connection
and write everything to your local file? Good, I kinda figured
I was wrong on this. Must be because I always use the Services API :-)

> Juan,
> This process does NOT, however, reduce the CPU activity at the server over
> doing it locally. So I see no saving as far as you are trying to

Thanks for setting this straight Alan.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
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