Subject Re: Undocumented internal encrypt/decrypt in FB
Author Andreas Pohl
Hi Adam,

> > So what happens if a customer backs up their database using gbak
> > whilst the dongle is in place, and saves it somewhere outside your
> > encrypted sandbox, like in My Documents?

nothing special: it's an encrypted backup file which can be restored to
a valid db using patched firebird server. Restoring this backup file
with a unpatched firebird version will not work because it's not a
"valid" backup file. This is no drawback but insist by copy protection.

Remember, it's not a sandbox file system solution like TrueCrypt. You
can copy all kind of db (backup,restore) to any computer. Working with
it needs a patched and running firebird server installation only. That's