Subject Need to backup/restore when updating from 2.5.3 to 2.5.7?
Author Matthias Hanft

my (Gentoo) Linux distribution wants me to update from Firebird to (at least) Firebird Can I just
compile the new version, start it, and all is fine; or do I have
to run the complete backup/restore cycle as I have to when
upgrading to a new major version (for example,

(I don't want to upgrade to FB 3 yet; it seems that there are
still some errors - missing files - in package installation;
and for a complete backup/restore, I'd have to announce the
downtime some weeks before to my customers...)