Subject Re: [firebird-support] Convert FB 2.1 to 2.5 DB
Author Ann W. Harrison
On 12/3/2010 2:41 PM, Adrian Wreyford wrote:
> Hi,
> Will a backup of a 2.1 FB database on a FB 2.1 Server, restored on a 2.5 FB Server, be converted to the latest ODS?
> My FB 2.1 databases are already dialect 3.

Yes, restoring the backup on 2.5 will bring it to the most recent
> I don't by default select a charset when designing my databases ... will this result in any problems?
> I'm using Firebird Interbase Development Studio to do the backup / restores, will this be a problem?

Probably not if your data is all ASCII. Otherwise, probably, but
others are much more experience with different character sets. I'd
use UTF-8 and be prepared for anything, but ...

Good luck,