IBEGbak

IBEGbak allows service-based backup/restore tasks to run faster, especially when using multiple servers over the network. IBEGbak mimics the gbak syntax and param switches, so you can use it as a direct replacement for gbak.

Please be aware that it doesn't support the -V(ERIFY) and -Y <path> switches.

Start the command-line tool ibegbak.exe to view the possible parameters.

Optimize Backup and Restore times

All databases require a regular backup, but as you can see in the following example, backup times can vary significantly, even if identical hardware is used and nothing has changed on the network.

Use the IBExpert IBEGbak.exe tool, to greatly speed up the runtimes of your backups and, in particular, the restore process to a backup server.

To compare: Without IBEGbak the backup of a 25GB database took 109 minutes, with IBEGbak only 26 minutes. The restore time has been reduced from 175 minutes to just 18 minutes!

Examples

C:\ibegbak>ibegbak.exe 192.168.0.100:test D:\db\test.fbk -user SYSDBA -password masterkey
Process execution time : 00:25:50

C:\ibegbak>ibegbak.exe -c d:\db\test.fbk 192.168.0.100:testx -user SYSDBA -password masterkey -rep
Process execution time : 00:17:39

C:\ibegbak>gbak.exe 192.168.0.100:test D:\db\test.fbk -user SYSDBA -password masterkey
Process execution time : 01:49:34

C:\ibegbak>gbak.exe -c d:\db\test.fbk 192.168.0.100:testx -user SYSDBA -password masterkey -rep
Process execution time : 02:55:44

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