Subject Re: Moving from 1.5 to 2.1
Author Adam
--- In, "Ed Dressel" <dressel@...> wrote:
> I am looking at moving from FB 1.5 to 2.1. All of my deployed
> databases are using the embedded version of FB--with the DLL. None of
> my deployments have a DBA, many users have no idea what a database is.
> My understanding is that the database must first be backed up in 1.5
> using the 1.5 version of the DLL, then restored in 2.1. Correct?

No, a Firebird 2.1 server should be able to make a backup of a
Firebird 1.5 database that can subsequently be restored by Firebird
2.1 (of course test it yourself first and as always don't bomb the old
database until you are sure the new one worked).

You do need to go through this backup-restore cycle however because it
changes the on disk format of the database. These changes are required
to support some of the enhancements.