I ran some tests :
"D:\Program Files (x86)\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\bin\gbak.exe" -b -g -v -service xx.xx.xx.14:service_mgr -user sysdba -password masterkey e:\fdb\gestoc_asolo.fdb gestoc_asolo.fbk
"D:\Program Files (x86)\Firebird\Firebird_2_5\bin\fbsvcmgr.exe" xx.xx.xx.14:service_mgr -user sysdba -password masterkey action_backup -dbname e:\fdb\gestoc_asolo.FDB -bkp_file gestoc_asolo.fbk
A. finished in 2 minutes, no visible delay saving table "log_table" . Much much faster than my backup but the FBK file IS ON THE SERVER. I want it on my backup PC (I do this for my clients in case they have a fatal error or they want to restore the database to some previous state) .
B. got a "Feature is not supported" error.
Anyway, I presume that both A and B is about saving the data to a local file on the server. This is not what I want to do.
How do other FireBird users manage this with really large databases ? Save locally and get the FBK file via FTP or some other protocol ?