Subject Re: gbak with -se switch?
Author Dmitry Yemanov
22.06.2016 13:14, Martijn Tonies wrote:
> When connected to the database from another application, here:
> C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_3_0>gbak -b -m -t -v
> -user sysdba -pas masterkey
> "e:\temp\2014 FB Conference.fdb" "e:\temp\2014 FB Conference.bak"

Hostless connection string, as I expected.

>> InterBase API Guide, page 202.
> I have to look in the >>API guide<< for using a command line tool?

As an end user, you should not. GBAK reference surely deserves fixing.
As a tool/component developer, I'm pretty surprised you don't know how
to connect to the service manager remotely.

> OK, tried that. Connected to the renamed database from another application,
> ran this statement:
> C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_3_0>gbak -b -m -t
> -se martijn-ws-dev/3054:service_mgr
> -v -user sysdba -pas masterkey
> "e:\temp\2014_FB_Conference.fdb"
> "e:\temp\2014_FB_Conference.bak"
> (still used quotes, changed spaces into underscores)
> It ran just fine.

So the problem seems to be with embedded blanks, not with quotes.

> See above. Strangely enough, it fails when using -se, but not without
> using -se.

Because supposedly the problem is inside the service manager. GBAK uses
a somewhat original way of interacting with it.

Worth registering in the tracker.