Full Convert is designed for ease of use and reliability to make sure you get your job done as quickly and as simply as possible.
Source database is known as SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQLExpress, SQL Express, SQLExpress (related files: mdf, ldf, bak).
Target database is known as Interbase, Borland Interbase, Embarcadero Interbase (related files: ib, gdb).
When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let's start a new project.
We will choose SQL Server from the list of available source database engines. Depending on your SQL Server setup, you will need to connect using Windows or SQL Server authentication.
For SQL Express, we need to specify the server\instance name, like this: servername\SQLEXPRESS
We have Windows authentication here, so all we need to do is select our desired database from the drop-down list.
We will choose Interbase from the list of available database formats.
In the server field we need to type the name or IP address of the Interbase server. If you have Interbase installed on the local machine, where Full Convert is running, you can leave the server field blank. Username and password we don't need to touch in most cases as Full Convert pre-fills the "magic" values which open all Interbase databases.
If Interbase is on this machine, we can now simply click ellipsis (...) button to select GDB or IB database file (file extension depends on the version of Interbase). If the file is on remote machine, you need to type the path to the file as remote server sees it. So, if the file is in C:\t\ folder on your server, you need to write the full path, for example: C:\t\filename.GDB.
All source tables are selected for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don't need - or deselect all, then select just the tables you do need.
Click the Copy your database button to get started.
Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.
Use our built-in database browser to examine the copied data.
Of course, you can also examine the conversion in detail and see in-depth information for each table.