Am 13.10.2016 um 10:18 schrieb Elmar Haneke el...@haneke.de
> > 1)
> > I assume on LInux (Debian based Mint version and an Ubuntu flavor) I
> > install a variant of the server (in the repository I find the 2.5
> > variants, but I'd be also happy installing a downloaded 3.0 instead).
> > Then I need a generic DB manager like e.g. Flamerobin to do general
> > operations and basic DB editing. Or is it equally possible to do that in
> > the terminal?
> > Is that correct?
> That's mostly correct. 64Bit Firebird might be unable to open old
> database - I came to tha Problem with an FB 1.5 database moving to FB 2.5.
> In that case you have to install either 32Bit package or an old package.
> > 2)
> > How can I determine the version of my existing database file? And how
> > can I convert that to a current one in the expected case it isn't
> > compatible with my current installation? There is only the .fdb file and
> > no backup available.
> Once accessible FlameRobin can tell you the version of datafile.
> To convert to current database you have to create an backup and restore.
So that boils down to having to try out different versions of Firebird
until I find one that can open the DB?