Subject RE: [firebird-support] Failing to overwrite backup file
Author Raith, Daniel
I've been doing it for a long time. Creating a Monday.bak, Tuesday.bak,

I just tried it and it overwrote the gbk file.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Helen Borrie
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Failing to overwrite backup file

At 06:48 AM 29/06/2006, you wrote:
>We use .FBK as our backup file extension and we have one
customer who
>when he runs his backup task, the backup happens but it fails
>overwrite the daily backup file. If we rename the existing
backup file,
>it will create it, but it won't overwrite it. We noticed that
he had
>installed some family tree software that was associating the
FBK file
>extension with it's software. We tried removing the association
of the
>.FBK files but it didn't help. Has anyone else every
>something like this?

It is "as designed" - you cannot overwrite a backup file; or,
rather, you cannot output a backup to a file that already exists
the target location with the same name. Think for a moment about
implications if it was allowed...


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]