Subject Firebird 2.1.1 Gbak Issues
Author Matt Nielsen
I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong but I've been using gbak for years to backup my database nightly and also at noon each day. The backups seems to run correctly but for whatever reason the noon back will not restore without errors. I have a fairly heavy load of users on the system at noon time but other than that I don't see why this would not work. I did not have this problem with Firebird 1.5 but recently upgraded everything to Firebird 2.1.1. I did a complete backup and restore to upgrade my database so I now I'm running on the the latest ODS.

One other item of note is that the server I'm using to test my backups is a Firebird 2.5 Alpha 1 machine that I use foe dev and testing. Like I said the nightly backup restores just fine every time but the noon backup does not. I wanted to find out if there was an issue with gbak not using a snapshot and perhaps getting corruption since the data is in a changing state. Not sure. Any help?