<h4 class="BlogPostHeader">Local backup of your database<input id="ctl00___ctl00___ctl00_ctl00_bcr_ctl00___Entry___Ratings_Value" type="hidden" value="0" /></h4> We recently came across a neat and free backup scheduler that works for Firebird database tables. FIBS allows you to schedule backups on the hour or minute, and also allows the backup to be compressed with gzip compression. FIBS uses gbak, the utility included with Firebird so that you know that your data is safe. Copying and compressing database files with non specific database utilities while the Firebird server is live is a definite no no as it can cause database corruption. FIBS can also send backups to a ftp server, but since ftp is not secure, this would not be recommended. Reports of backup failures are optionally emailed to you. Compression reduces the space of your data by 80% so makes it easier to take your data offsite. HIPAA regulations state that your data should be backed up and taken offsite daily. How do these settings look Graham ?