|Subject||Migrating from 1.56 to FB 3 - making good progress|
The trick is populating the 3.0 database. I know there are data pump tools out there but they seem to be old?
Use "Extract Metadata" feauture of IBExpert with table data extraction
Now that my 1.56 metadata script works w/out error with the 3.0 database, can I simply backup the 1.56 database and restore under FB 3?
Try. If does not work - migrate to FB 2.0 using corresponding tutorial (if any), then to FB 2.5.9, then to FB 3.
E.g., backup DB with FB 1.5 -> restore with FB 2.0 -> backup with FB 2.0 -> restore with FB 2.5 -> backup with FB 2.5 -> restore with FB 3
At least 2.5 to 3.0 works perfect. Just download archives with required versions of FB (you need 'bin' directory with gbak.exe), and create bat-script with commands.