[GLLUG] Interbase/Firebird .GDB file

Philip Hands phil at hands.com
Thu Jul 20 07:12:41 UTC 2017

DL Neil via GLLUG <gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> writes:

> Do you know how to strip legacy data from an old .GDB (database archive) 
> file?
> Need to access data stored inside an old .GDB database.
> That file format was established something like two decades back by 
> Borland for their Interbase product (now proprietary to Embarcadero?) - 
> remember the fiasco of Borland's failure to decently migrate their 
> Paradox desktop DB from DOS to Windows?
> Started by installing its F/LOSS fork, Firebird. Unfortunately, 
> file-formats have been further-developed and no longer reads data from 
> so many versions ago.

I don't suppose older versions of FireBird can read that?

I note that versions back to 1.0.3 (2003) are still available:


Cheers, Phil.
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