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nbackup - Physical backup manager for Firebird
nbackup allows making incremental backups of firebird databases. It also allows database files to be locked for copying with OS tools like cp(1).
- -l database
- -lock database
- Locks database for filesystem copy.
Options of the -lock command:
- -un database
- -unlock database
- Unlocks previously locked database.
- -f database
- -fixup database
- Fixup database after filesystem copy. This needs to be done on the target database before usage.
- -b level database file
- -backup level database file
- Create incremental backup of level level. Level 0 means full
backup. Level N includes all the changes since the last backup of
level N. file may be
"stdout" meaning to write the backup
data to the standard output.
Additional options to the -backup command:
- -d on|off
- -direct on|off
- Turns on or off direct I/O during database backup.
Direct I/O may be useful when database is much larger that RAM, because in that case using buffered I/O may cause replacing useful cache contents with database file contents, which are generally read only once.
- -r database file0 [file1...]
- -restore database file0 [file1...]
- Restore incremental backup. file0 is the level 0 backup,
file1 is the level 1 backup and so on.
Additional -restore options:
- -de command
- -decompress command
- Decompress backup file contents using the given command.
Note: -restore should be the last argument to nbackup followed only by database and file names. All other options must precede -restore or will be interpreted as backup file names.
- -u user
- -user user
- User name for connecting to the firebird server.
- -p password
- -password password
- Password for connecting to the firebird server.
- -fetch_password file
- Read password from specified file.
- Do not run database-level triggers.
Additional documentation about nbackup and other Firebird utilities can be found on the Firebird Project website, <http://www.firebirdsql.org>.
Original idea is of Sean Leyne firstname.lastname@example.org. Designed and implemented by Nickolay Samofatov email@example.com. This work was funded through a grant from BroadView Software, Inc.
This manual page was written by Damyan Ivanov firstname.lastname@example.org for the Debian project. Permission is granted to use this document, with or without modifications, provided that this notice is retained. If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return.