Subject Re: [firebird-support] Can I copy the embedded database file on the fly?
Author Ann W. Harrison
Nando Dessena wrote:
> A> If you can shut off updates for the duration of the
> A> copy, you'll be ok.
> I wouldn't be sure about that. Perhaps the FS cache might play tricks?

Right - without forced writes, you don't know when the write
will occur. And of course, even with forced writes, some disk
controllers add their own caching, which could also cause a
problem. Backup is a better choice.