Subject Re: [firebird-support] Error opening a FB database after copy to a different pc
Author Cornie van Schoor
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.
> Gabor
Thanks for the reply, I think you may be right about the 32/64 bit
issue. Will setup a 32bit Win XP pc and test. All my pc's is Win 7 64Bit

Ns I can get some database info with GStat but no access with GFix,
GBak, etc

Regards Cornie