Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to wipe a database
Author Norman Dunbar
Hi Ann,

On 31/03/11 15:53, Ann Harrison wrote:
> Norman,
> I'm quite sure that gbak -z<database> <backup file name>
> has always produced a backup since the glory days of
> Groton Database Systems. It was a way of tagging a backup
> log with the versions of gbak and the server (and any intermediate
> levels). Done deliberately. Don't know why it didn't happen in your
> testing.

I only have access to 2.1 and 2.5 at the moment, and both produce a
dump, so I shall take your advice that it always has. The source code
for burp.cpp shows exactly the same for all versions from 1.5 to current
trunk, so it looks as if my original docs were wrong. :-(

Thanks for the heads up.


Norman Dunbar
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