Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird Backup file in version 2 rc 2 is now nontransportable
Author Helen Borrie
At 09:51 AM 31/07/2006, you wrote:
>We have been using Firebird 2 rc 2.
>We ran a backup and then tried to
>restore in Firebird 1.5 we got this
>Expected backup version 1, 2, or 3. Found 7
>We now cannot go back.

Not sure what this means - did you use the -c[reate] switch and
deleted your database?

You've never been able to "go back" to an older ODS. The
transportable backup makes an older gbak backup restorable by a newer
gbak program. The reverse has never been the case....


If you've still got a viable copy of the v.2.0 database (or can get
one by restoring the v.2.0 backup using the v.2.0 gbak) then try
using the Fb 1.5 gbak to back up the v.2.0 database. I've been told
it does work in some cases. (Rename the v.2.0 gbak first before
copying over the v.1.5 one.)