Subject Re: [firebird-support] Unable to backup production database with gbak and SuperServer 3
Hi Martin
Now the error is regarding the user and password, that is good news, the engine trying to grab the DB is the superserver, not the local embedded.
Now regarding the user and password, there are big changes in FB3 with security, can I recommend you read the release notes where it explains how to setup security and then decide the security model and then based on that sort out the backup? That is what I did and it worked for me, I got rid of the legacy security, I am using the new model, and used ISQL to create the users and change the sysdba password, and things are working, but if you choose to use legacy security I do not know how to assist because I did not go that way,
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Sent: Monday, July 04, 2016 11:30 PM
Subject: Re: [firebird-support] Unable to backup production database with gbak and SuperServer 3

Hi Fabian,


I changed my command, but now I’m getting that error:

gbak -v -backup backup/prod.fbk –user sysdba –password masterkey

gbak: ERROR:Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your database administrator to set up a Firebird login.

gbak:Exiting before completion due to errors


Am I doing something fundamental wrong? Password and user name are correct. No problems when connecting with Flamerobin.

Is gbak running in embedded mode per default? I thought it communicates with the running server engine.