Subject Re: [firebird-support] Remote DB Backup
Author Kurt Federspiel
Hi, Helen.

Thanks, but it leads to another question...

Can I save the backup file on my LAPTOP rather then
the DB server?? I think I'm a bit confused by your


> --- Helen Borrie <helebor@...> wrote:
> At 06:57 AM 6/07/2007, you wrote:
> >Greets:
> >
> >I have a DB that is on the 'Net, and I want to back
> >it up remotely (i.e. from my laptop). Is there an
> >easy method (or not so easy programmatic method) to

> >get this done??
> Yes. It's called the Services API.
> How "programmatic" do you want it to be?
> -- You can run gbak remotely using the
> -se[rvice_mgr] switch and the
> various switches that are required for remote
> access. You need to use the login credentials of
> either SYSDBA or the database owner. The remote
> system user will need to have access privileges to
> write a file (the backup) to the remote filesystem.
> Easy.
> -- If you are using a data access layer that
> supports the Services API you can write a utility
> for SYSDBA or the db owner to do the same
> thing from your own application. Easy.
> -- If you write your applications using the API
> calls directly, then you'll already know that you
> have to invent the wheel yourself and make the
> appropriate calls to the Services API calls
> yourself. Not quite so easy.
> ./heLen

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