Firebird 2.0
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CONFIGURING ALIASES

The aliases.conf file defines mapping between symbolic database names and full database file access paths. Mappings are in of the form:

symbolic_name = full path

  • The symbolic_name is a string that contains no whitespace and names a database on the server being configured.

  • The full path is a string giving a full path to the database file containing the database.

Symbolic database names and paths are case-sensitive on Linux but not on Windows. As in all of Firebird's configuration files, the '#' symbols are comment markers, as in the following example:

# fbdb1 is on a Windows server:
fbdb1 = c:\Firebird\sample\Employee.fdb
# fbdb2 is on a Linux server
fbdb2 = /opt/databases/killergames.fdb
#


You can edit aliases.conf whilst the server is running. There is no need to stop and restart the server in order for new aliases.conf entries to be recognised.


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Contributed by Salvatore Besso on 17 September 2006 04:30 PM

All paths must refer to local folders only. Network folders or network shares are not allowed.

Contributed by erik on 29 February 2008 06:29 PM

me podrian ayudar con una configuracion para evitar los interbloqueos?

Contributed by Kazelrwh on 23 April 2009 04:33 PM

Hi webmaster! omh

Contributed by SanTa on 8 July 2013 02:39 PM

If you use national characters in either symbolic or physical path, remember to save aliases.conf in plain ANSI

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