Subject Re: [firebird-support] Preparing for upgrade from 1.56 to 3 or 4
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 19-12-2018 17:01, myles@... [firebird-support] wrote:
> I have a few older FB databases that will need upgrading to later
> versions.  They are pretty large, and most have between 500-1,000 stored
> procedures.  Some contain many tables with millions of rows of data.
> This is not likely to be a small undertaking.  Although I realize there
> are services out there that I can pay to do this, I'd like to do it
> myself simply because I have to manage these databases going forward.
> Is there any documentation regarding doing upgrades like this available
> for review?  This is all on Linux and I realize that this process will
> take some time, so I may need interim support for DBs on upgraded Linux
> OS versions as I progress through this, but I'd like to be able to plan
> out the migration.
> If anyone can point me to any slides, papers, presentations, etc. that
> might help with this, it would be greatly appreciated.

I suggest to read all release notes since 1.5 on

Also read the "Firebird 2 Migration & Installation".

Although I haven't read it myself, consider buying "Migration Guide to
Firebird 3" by Carlos Cantu, see

Mark Rotteveel