Subject Re: [firebird-support] Database versions
Author Ann W. Harrison
On 12/3/2010 7:05 AM, rogerpullen wrote:
> All - we have a FB1.5 db Dialect 1 running on W2003. Size is about 10GB.
> I assume this db will run as-is under FB2.5 - the big question is backing up and restoring (and other tools like gfix) - given it is dialect 1 (it started out as an IB5.5!) will GBAK in FB2.5 respect and retain the dialect 1. I know it should be upgraded to dialect 3 but there are so many date issues we simply do not have enough time to pump into another db as it is in use nearly 24x7

Everything will work with your database - server and tools. You
can even backup and restore the database under V2.5 to take advantage
of improvements in the ODS.

But you really ought to find the time to convert to Dialect 3 ...
it's only going to get worse.

Good luck,