Subject Re: [firebird-support] Error opening a FB database after copy to a different pc
Author Gabor Boros

2010.07.27. 13:37 keltezéssel, cornievs írta:
> I made a copy of FB database with windows copy and paste. On the original pc the copy works fine (Firebird 2.05/Windows XP Pro SP2) but on my pc (Firebird 2.13 and 2.5 rc2/ Windows 7 Pro) i get the error "Connection authorization failure. file .... is not a valid database." (The FB server was shutdown when i made the copy so, no users was using the DB while i made the copy.) I regular gets this error and now use only only backup/restore to transfer the db's. But I urgently needs to access one db
> Any suggestions please?

I suggest never copy the database directly! Use backup/restore!
I think the problem came form 32bit vs 64bit. You can transfer a
database to an another architecture with backup/restore only.


> Regards
> Cornie van Schoor
> InfoStar Software