Subject Re: [firebird-support] Compatibility questions: Current release versus
Author Alexandre Benson Smith
Hi !

It's dificult to tell... From version to version there is minor problens that can occur, like new reserved wirds and so on.

But in general, you will be safe doing the upgrade.

It's recommend to perform a back-up/restore cycle to upgrade de database ODS. But FB 2.5 can read databases created by 1.5 version.

You have a problem, in the actual state, it's not working, what can you lost if you try to upgrade and discover that it will not work ?

Make a copy of the database and give it a try, it will not hurt.

good luck !

Em 26/7/2017 12:52, scottkin@... [firebird-support] escreveu:


I know it's been a while since I've posted on this Group, but current circumstances have brought me back.

Today, I discovered that Microsoft forcibly removed fbserver & fbguard for version This version is included with SAM Broadcaster v3, which is critical to my work as an "On-Net Personality" on a very popular music stream. There was no warning for it's removal at the Windows 10 Creator's Update "updates" that happened recently. All of the files for Firebird were removed. The application's DB is safe. When trying to re-install Firebird-, Windows throws the "This App can't run on your PC" message with "Firebird doesn't work on this version of Windows. An updated app may be available" message and shows buttons with "Learn more" and "Close" I've been running the build under Windows 10 with *zero* problems up until the last update.

My question (and I'm sorry if I'm asking this before doing any research on my own) is simply, how compatible is the 2.5 version with databases created with 1.5.3?

I'm nearly in panic-mode here, and exploring all options to get this resolved.


--Scott Kindorf
General Manager, 
The WebMaster Internet Radio Network
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Alexandre Benson Smith
Santo Andre - Sao Paulo - Brazil