Subject RE: [firebird-support] Database Unavailable
Author Bill Skelton

Thank you Karol.  A picture is worth a thousand words!  I was trying to use a mapped drive to a shared folder when I needed to reference the database location using the server’s path.


From: []
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Database Unavailable





what is your connection string?

If you try to connect on shared – then this not work(you can enable this in config but this is not good choice at all)


normally connection string looks like:\baza\baza.fb

3050 port can be ommited


you can on local system connect by:



but not by



Karol Bieniaszewski


Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:38 PM

Subject: [firebird-support] Database Unavailable



Used IB 10 years ago. Porting an SQL Anywhere app to FB 2.5. Going well
until I try to connect a client to the database - "database unavailable." I
have shared the DB folder on my Windows 7 machine, can browse to it from a
client machine (Win 10) and see Full Control permissions. I have disabled
my Trend AV on the Win7 server as well as put incoming and outgoing rules in
the firewall for FBserver.exe.

I am using the ODBC client to connect via ADO which works fine on the Win7
server. I've run out of things to try. Any suggestion would be greatly

Bill Skelton

Landmark Data Systems, Inc.

2 Old River Place, Ste L

Jackson, MS 39202


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