Subject Re: [firebird-support] Making backups to a firebird DB, using 3rd party tools
Author Martijn Tonies
> I believe nBACKUP allows you to close the database file while doing the
> Filesystem copy without shutting down the database

nBackup will set the database file in such a mode, that the database server
knows it's being backed up at the level of a page-for-page copy (or delta).

The server then will stop modifying the database file and keep any
in a special file.

After nBackup has finished, it will notify the server, which will update the
database file and continue normal execution.

This makes nBackup much faster than a "logical backup", like gbak does,
which reads all data from the database by plain SQL.

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - tool for InterBase, Firebird, MySQL, NexusDB, Oracle &
MS SQL Server
Upscene Productions
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