Database File Naming Conventions

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In earlier versions, InterBase database files were given a file extension of gdb by convention. InterBase no longer recommends using gdb as the extension for database files, since on some versions of Windows, any file that has this extension is automatically backed up by the System Restore facility whenever it is touched. On those two platforms, using the gdb extension for database names can result in a significant detriment to performance. Linux and Solaris are not affected. InterBase now recommends using ib as the extension for database names. Generally, InterBase fully supports each file naming conventions of a platform, including the use of node and path names.

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