Subject Re: [firebird-support] Security.fdb corrupted
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:08 AM 7/05/2008, you wrote:
>Hi Folks
>I would like to know how many factors can corrupt security.fdb. I have
>systems running on clients and sometimes this problem occurs.

Given that the security database is rarely written to, one might suspect that any kind of regular corruption is occurring due to flaky power or a dying hard disk.

On Windows, any database with forced writes off is vulnerable to corruption (and security.fdb on Windows is created with FW off, for what reason I know not!) For all that, I haven't seen any corrupted security databases before....

What kind of corruption you are seeing (error messages? firebird.log entries? can't back it up?) and how (and how often) are you writing to security.fdb from end-user applications?