Subject Re: [firebird-support] Database paths and aliases
Author Ann Harrison
> On Mar 21, 2015, at 6:29 AM, Emil Totev emilt@... [firebird-support] <> wrote:
> Can there be any problem with a database, accessed simultaneously by
> some or all of the following methods:
> -- database file full path, /srv/firebird/mydb.fdb
> -- database alias, mydb = /srv/firebird/mydb.fdb
> -- another alias, another = /srv/firebird/mydb.fdb
> -- /srv/firebird/link, which is a symlink to /srv/firebird/mydb.fdb
> -- /var/firebird/mydb.fdb, where /var/firebird is a symlink to /srv/firebird
> I'd expect firebird to be clever enough to know that it is serving the
> same file, but I'd like to be sure it is true, and for all the
> architectures (classic/super).

Yes, Firebird is at least that clever on all platforms, which is critically important. In the ancient past there were cases where file sharing went undetected, but the last one I remember was before Firebird 1.0.

Good luck,