Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Timestamp of Database File
Author Ann Harrison
Probably beating a dead horse, but ...

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 2:44 PM, todderamaa <todderamaa@...> wrote:

> I have heard that you can corrupt a database when copying it with active
> connections. I am wondering if incremental windows backups are different
> than a 'copy'.

You may have heard that, but your informant was misinformed. Copying a
file that's in use with random writes will not corrupt that file, but the
copy will not be internally consistent, unless you're extremely lucky.
That's why database systems offer backup programs.

Good luck,


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