Database Backup and Restore

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The purpose of a database backup is to protect and preserve data in case of database or machine failure. A database restore uses the backup file to recreate the database.

A database backup saves a database to a file on a hard disk or other storage medium. InterBase provides full and incremental backup capability, as well a number of options that allow you to tailor your backups to suit a iety of scenarios.

To most effectively protect your database from power failure, disk crashes, or other potential data loss, perform backups on a regular basis. For additional safety, store the backup file in a different physical location from the database server.

This chapter explains how to perform full and incremental backups on InterBase machines. It also explains how to restore InterBase databases.


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