Subject Re: [firebird-support] Open database 'Server:d:\db\dbfilename.gdb' Failed!
Author Mark Rotteveel
> Hi,
> I'm a fairly new user of firebird and I have a problem connecting to a
> firebird.gdb with ODBC.

Don't use .gdb as an extension. This can cause performance problems as Windows sometimes does special things with files with that extension. Use .fdb instead.

> My setup is as follows:
> I have a virtual machine running Windows 2003 64 bit where i installed
> Firebird_ODBC_2.0.0.148_x64.exe
> Firebird- (only the client)
> Im trying to connect to another virtual machine with windows 2003 64 bit
> where the GDB is placed.
> I have tried every combination that I can think of in the Firebird ODBC
> Setup control panel. Including the different dll (fbclient and gds32) but i
> keep getting the error "Open database 'Server:d:\db\dbfilename.gdb' Failed".
> Both machines are running on the same domain.

Is the application you are connecting from by any chance a 32 bit application? In that case you need a 32 bit ODBC. Try accessing the other server using the IP address instead of the hostname.
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