IBExpert and Firebird News 03/2019

IBExpert Workshops
Firebird Administrator intensive training focusing on speed, security and interfaces.
In our Firebird Power Workshop we focus on the tasks an administrator needs to perform to effectively operate a Firebird server. The aim is to achieve the optimum speed for the hardware and software used, to guarantee maximum operational reliability, and to be optimally prepared for a breakdown by means of a suitable worst-case scenario. We will also concentrate on the independent implementation of simple requirements in the areas of import, export and reporting.

IBExpert und Firebird Power Workshops
16th-17th April 2019, 9am-5pm, language: German, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Germany
24th-25th April 2019, 9am-5pm, language: English, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Germany
10th-11th June 2019, 9am-5pm, language: Indiegrove, 121 Newark Ave 5th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 United States

We are also happy to come to you! Our workshops can be booked as company training and all topics can be customized to fit your requirements. Too little time? All workshops are also possible as remote training!

Advance notice - Additional topic at the IBExpert and Firebird Power Workshops!
The workshop will also include the presentation of our new tool IBEGbak.exe. This tool can 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!

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

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

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

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

Firebird 4.0 Beta 1 release is available for testing
The Firebird Project announces the first Beta release of Firebird 4.0, the next major version of the Firebird relational database, which is now available for testing.
This Beta release arrives with features and improvements already implemented by the Firebird development team, as well as with countless bugfixes. ... continue reading on the firebirdnews.org website.

Important: Please read the Firebird 4.0 Release Notes carefully before installing and testing this Beta release.

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