RE: Re: [firebird-support] RE: Advice on storing large numbers of documents in a Firebird database
> >> For example I thought it was possible to shutdown the server and use
> operating system services (i.e. SCP?) to copy the file?
> > That would be a save copy, but you'll never be shure if the database
> > structure is fine. A possibility would be to copy the database to
> > another server and perform a backup/restore cycle there.
> Would it be possible to do something like a
> gfix verification and possibly sweep after copying to check the
> integrity of the copied file or is this just as slow?
> nearly as slow as a regular backup, as gfix uses the same internal > mechanisms as gbak. Ann or Helen has written about that here in the > list, or may be i've read it in the Firebird book.