Subject Re: [firebird-tools] IBOAdmin BackupService
Author Nando Dessena

>>H> In embedded, the TIBOBackupService also seems unable to recognise a path
>>H> alias; although it might be fixed in the latest IBOAdmin version, which I
>>H> don't have...
>>that's not a problem with the components. Put an aliases.conf file in
>>fbembed's home and it should use it.

H> And what makes you think I didn't??

Dunno. Works here (TM) so it appeared to be the most likely gotcha. :-)
Please note that fbembed's home is by default the directory containing
the embedding exe file. Please also note that something around this
area was fixed in Fb 1.5.1 IIRC.

H> Try it yourself (but, as suggested, it might be an IBOAdmin version that's
H> too old to know about aliases).

I did. I always do my homework before speaking up. That's why I am so
quiet in the support lists: it takes time. :-)

The client components don't need to know about aliases at all. You
could use aliases through an IB4 client if you are able to find one.

H> I thought it was worth mentioning, since
H> it can't be a client version problem!! It seems as if the Services API
H> implementation of the backup routine bypasses the alias resolution, since
H> gbak doesn't have a problem with it.

Must be something specific to your setup. Wasn't that you who had
other strange problems in making fbembed work as it should?

H> If you want, you can download both the project source and the executable
H> from the IBO Contributed page.

I'm sorry - what project? Do you mean an example that shows the
problem? If so I am happy to try it on my system and report back if it
helps some. What's the archive name?

Anyway I bet that upgrading IBOAdmin won't cure an alias resolution
problem just like upgrading my Windows XP to SP2 won't make my office
room any larger. :-)

Nando Dessena