Subject Re: [firebird-support] embedded 2.03 and gbak.exe ?
Author Martijn Tonies
> >> Can't use gbak.exe with embedded, what to do?
> >>
> >> Woody told me this:
> >> "Since there is no server running, gbak cannot attach to the services
> >> manager to perform it's tasks. If you want to use actual FB/IB backup,
> >> then use either the FB(IBO, etc.) or IB(IBX, etc) admin backup
> >> components instead of gbak."
> >>
> >> This sounds right to me after reading all I could about embedded.
> >>
> >> q: IYO, What is the correct/best way to do backups when using embedded?
> >
> > Actually, this sounds incorrect.
> >
> > IBO or IBX use the Services API, which isn't running in Embedded.
> >
> > gbak, by default, creates a connection, but doesn't use the Services
> >
> I knew I answered this question too quickly. :) I was trying to explain
> that way. What I actually meant to say was that you can use the
> backup/restore components (IBX or IBO) with the embedded client as long as
> you rename it to gds32.dll (with IBO you can actually set a constant for
> name of the library) and use local protocol.

I'm not sure if that would work with Embedded, and I cannot try it right

>It will then work correctly.
> With gbak, it must access an actual server, IIRC.

Even if you use a local connecting string with Embedded renamed to fbclient?

Martijn Tonies
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