Subject Re: [firebird-support] Need to backup/restore when updating from 2.5.3 to 2.5.7?
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 17-6-2017 10:39, Matthias Hanft mh@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> 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,

Please consult the release notes:

In general it is not necessary to backup and restore within the same
ODS, if it is necessary (or recommended), this is explicitly mentioned
in the release notes.

The only backup and restore that is recommended is if you created the
database in Firebird 2.5.1 (including restores to that version) and move
to 2.5.3 or higher. See:

Mark Rotteveel