Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to use an embedded Firebird database on a Network Drive
Author Helen Borrie
At 05:00 AM 29/07/2008, you wrote:
>I understand that having a firebird database on a network drive is not
>advised when running as a client server. But I have an application
>that uses a firebird database as an embedded database.
>But I can't seem to access it if it is on a Windows shared drive (like
>H: for example).

Which is correct behaviour.

>I have set the RemoteFileOpenAbility parameter = to 1 and uncommented
>it out, but I always get Database Unavailable.

On POSIX systems it is *possble* to use this parameter to access a database on an NFS mounted filesystem (the POSIX equivalent of a shared drive).

>Is there something else I need to do?

Yes: give up trying to do it on Windows. It is simply not supported. Embedded on Windows is a specific model for a stand-alone situation. If the database is not on the same physical system as the embedded Superserver, it's just a no-go. If you want a compact single-user model that can access a database on another host then run Classic on that other server and use the regular client on the user's machine.