Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: running firebird without installing it
Author Lester Caine
Adam wrote:

> In short, it simply is a bad idea to copy a fdb file. Firebird can
> generate a safe hot backup. This means that you can get a backup
> without shutting down the database engine and without causing any locks.

While in general I'd concur with that Adam, a quick copy of a 'blank'
database which is only to be used on the same OS is not a total no-no.
Add the embedded server and it's a crude but fast install.

Having said that jesus - I only run FAT32 on the W98SE and NT4 machines.
If I may be going to an NT machine running NTFS then I WOULD always use
the backup ;)

Lester Caine - G8HFL
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