Subject Re: [firebird-support] question about moving database from windows to linux
Author Alan J Davies
Hi Robert, I guess this is pretty well documented elsewhere on the
Ibphoenix site, but you will face a number of issues, all quite easy to
resolve. In no particular order you need to address:
UDFs they are different and have a suffix .so, not .dll.
visibility of the database - who 'owns' it is different in Linux.
what tools do you use to maintain the database? Flamerobin is popular,
but others are available; I use Ibexpert, paid for, but there is a free
version. You would run this on a Windows machine targeting a remote

As an example, I copied a customer database to a Raspberry PI running a
version of Linux from a dual Xeon machine running MS Server and after
about 1/2 hour it was all up and running. It just took a bit of
investigation about user rights, udfs.

Good luck.

Alan J Davies

On 26/02/2016 12:20, robert robert@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> Hi there,
> this is my first post to this list.
> I will be charged with the task to move a firebird database running on
> windows to some other means.
> I know nothing much yet, as the original developer is not easily available.
> Now I have a number of questions:
> - is it possible to move a database from one os to an other?
> - could this be done by just moving files or by creating a dump /
> restore cycle?
> - If moving from windows to linux is not easily feasible would it be
> possible to move the database from a remote
> windows server to a local windows box?
> I very much appreciate your help
> robert
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