Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to convert big FIREBIRD DB to one charset (win1251) to UTF8 ?
Author marcus
loris.luise@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> I need your help and/or suggestions to solve a (maybe uncommon) task.
> I searched a lot on the web and I had some success using a tool called
> fbclone but
> this is definitely not a solution (due to extreme slowness of the
> conversion, many days,
> something must be wrong with this software)
> I have a large Firebird 2.5 DB (a couple of tables have few millions
> records) to convert from WIN1251 charset to UTF8 charset.
> Is there a way to do efficiently this kind of conversion? (preferably
> not using a intermediate text sql dump, that would not applicable
> because the size of the DB).
> I'm using Firebird on a linux machine, and I really like to do the job
> using a bash script,
> but I can fallback also using a remote Windows pc.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Best regards.

maybe this one is of help:

hth, Marcus