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DataDictionary table "backups"

DataDictionary table "backups"

(OP)
Hi all,

According to the documentation the system.backups table should record any backups made ... However, when I start a backup, commit it, I don't get any rows in there. Does anyone know what's wrong?

Thanks,

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird
http://www.interbaseworkbench.com

RE: DataDictionary table "backups"

There is no INFORMATION_SCHEMA view that displays backup information. The SYSTEM tables are used internally by Mimer, and they tend to change between versions, so I would not use them anyway.

If you need this type of functionality I suggest you send a request to Upright Database Technology.

RE: DataDictionary table "backups"

(OP)
Hi,

I know that there isn't a INFORMATION_SCHEMA view -- but it seems (according to the INFORMATION_SCHEMA documentation) that you need to resort to the system tables sometimes. When things are listed as "2000 characters, the rest is truncated" it's kinda hard to get the real stuff out of the INFORMATION_SCHEMA - right?

Anyways, it seems that system.backups is never used? Or the documentation is incorrect? It would be nice if the people from MimerSQL had their own newsgroup and would read that every now and then... ;)


Thanks,

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird
http://www.interbaseworkbench.com

RE: DataDictionary table "backups"

I am not exactly sure what information you are looking for, but the view INFORMATION_SCHEMA.EXT_SOURCE_DEFINITION returns the text for a number of different objects returning several rows when necessary.

INFORMATION_SCHEMA views that are not called EXT_* are SQL standard compliant and may therefore have limits defined by the standards.

RE: DataDictionary table "backups"

(OP)
Thanks - I'll have a look at those EX_ thingies :)

Martijn Tonies
InterBase Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase and Firebird
http://www.interbaseworkbench.com

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