Subject Re: [firebird-support] GBAK -v n feature
Author Ivan Prenosil
> I just read the Firebird 1.0.3 release notes (30 pages, vs. 162 for
> 2.0.0 ;-) and found a description of a feature in GBAK:

Read it too ...

> <quote>
> GBAK has new COUNTER option for -V(erbose) switch
> The -V (Verbose) option of GBAK now allows for a 'counter' value
> to be specified -- i.e. GBAK ... -V 20000
> This value will provide additional user feedback, as the data rows
> are backed-up or restored. Once GBAK has processed the defined
> number of rows (either backed-up/restored or re-indexed), GBAK
> will print a message indicating the running row count value.
> By default, the counter value is 10,000.
> </quote>
> I just tried that with my Firebird 1.5.3 and 2.0.0 installations and
> it doesn't work. Has it been removed from the code again?

... and it does not work for me either (both FB1.5, FB2,
and afair it did not work even in FB1).
My guess is that it caused compatibility problems (because -V switch normally
does not expect parameter) and so was never committed into final version.

Because sum of release notes from all FB versions is considered "official
documentation", pehaps this feature should be either implemented,
or denounced (probably in FB2.x docs).