Subject Re: Is it safe to backup a database from another firebird server?
Author Juan Jose Ochoa
Thanks to all for clarifying all this.

I just need to be sure whether the specific edition/configuarion of
NAV scans the FDB files.

Juan Jose

--- In, "Adam" <s3057043@y...> wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> > 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
> accomplish.
> True, the server still has to manage the gbak transaction so the CPU
> would be working just as hard. However the Firebird service will not
> be fighting with GBAK for the I/O subsystem, Firebird trying to read
> from the database file, GBAK trying to write a file on the same
> physical hard disk. Having the hard disk jump from sector to sector
> very expensive in terms of performance, but you do have to weigh it
> up. If you are backing up to a different physical drive under the
> direct control of the Firebird database server, then it may be
> than transferring the data over the network. My experience is that
> people do not tend to care (within reason) how long a backup takes,
> long as it doesn't slow them down too much.
> Adam