Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird upgrade without taking a backup before
Author Joe Galinke
On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 23:43 PM, Ann Harrison
<aharrison@...> wrote:

> No, you have to use different versions of gbak to revert a database from
> a newer ODS to an older one (a process that isn't entirely guaranteed,
> but normally works). New servers understand old ODS versions to an
> amazing degree (more than 12 years old), so you can install the new
> version then backup and restore with the installed server and tools and
> you'll be on the new ODS.

Thanks. I read the Firebird-gbak.pdf in a different way so my main
concern was that a backup of a not converted database file, made with
just the new server, would be useless.

It isn't and everything is fine.
The problems I had here with my local tests have been self made by
me. What else? :-)

Thanks and best regards