Subject Re: Firebird 2.1.1 Gbak Issues
Author Matt Nielsen
That is correct. If I use the backup that happens at midnight the restore works just fine. I don't have anything that creates any GLOBAL TEMP TABLES or any other kind of meta data changes. I am the database admin and am the only one that has SYSDBA access to do anything.

--- In, "Alan McDonald" <alan@...> wrote:
> > Sorry about not being very verbose. I should know better.
> >
> > I installed the same server version as the backup like you suggested
> > but the same error as before happened.
> >
> > gbak: ERROR:unsuccessful metadata update
> > gbak: ERROR: Can't have relation with only computed fields or
> > constraints
> > gbak:Exiting before completion due to errors
> >
> > Other times when doing the restore when I have tested the noon backup I
> > have gotton other errors and I haven't logged them but I will from now
> > on.
> >
> > I know one other time the error was related to not being able to create
> > an index on a table that did not exist.
> >
> > I'm not sure what the error is referring to since I don't have a table
> > called UTMP. Not sure if that is a system table or not.
> >
> interesting.... if I had to guess, you DO in fact have a global temp table
> (GTT) or some other temp table created in the application, that gbak backs
> it up, and that there is a backup bug since these tables should not be
> backed up.
> You say it all works OK after hours when no connections are live which would
> also suggest that temp tables are not present at this time - thus no error.
> Alan