|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] Deploying a Firbird Application|
> 1) How to install an "invisible" Firebird instance together with anAs Adam already said: don't do a silent install on a server machine.
> application (or server application), avoiding as much as possible to
> step onto other InterBase/Firebird installations' feet, to server as
> well as client machines.
> 2)How to perform a network installation of a firebird app ie theMy applications have a .ini file which gives them the database string
> setup will run on the server and all client machines that need access
> will be listed , from which a required clients will be selected .
to use. I have installed them on a network share so every machine in
the network can run the client app. The client app directory also
contains the fbclient.dll needed for client access.
You can get more info on minimum client installs here:
> 3)How to dynamically backup and restore firebird DbUse GBAK. More info here:
> 4)How to dynamically shut down server for backups and restore.I haveNo. GBAK is meant to work when the database is running. It will create
> heard that FB can be backedup and restored without shutting down .
> Will this lead to any DB Corruptions.
a consistent snapshot at the time it starts to run. It can degrade
overall performance of the database while it is running, so it is a
good idea to run it at night.
> 5)how to set up an isolated Firebird environment:The default port is 3050. You can take a look at the services file to
> decide on a TCP port, or finding a free one at installation time.
look for other installations. But you can also just select any port
and see if Firebird can bind the port successfully.
> how to make Firebird locate its home directory.A fully registered Firebird puts its Firebird root directory name in
the Windows registry key
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Firebird Project\Firebird Server\Instances"
to the string "DefaultInstance".
On Unix/Linux you can read the "firebird" environment variable.
> Installing Firebird as an application (and not as a service);1) Take a look at "Embedded Firebird" (see the download archives)
> starting and stopping it from the application server that "embeds
2) You can start Firebird as an application by calling
fbserver -a -p <port>
fbserver -a -p 3051
> 6)How to centralize every aspect of the client connectionYou probably mean what I mean with "minimum client install" above?
> (credentials, list of databases and connection strings are all
> provided by the application server).
> 8)The main thing : How to deploy Firebird on Windows in a way thatThere has been a question "Multiple Servers on one machine" just a few
> doesn't conflict with existing installations of Firebird and
days ago here in this list. You can search the archives for my answer
on that one (the member who asked the question seemed to succeed with
my answer, so you should, too ;-)