My problem: I'm an ETL devloper and one of my new data sources is a Sybase database. I don't have a Sybase server and I can't get query access against the production server. The plan is to send a copy of the Sybase backup/dump file to me each night.
I'm not at all familiar with the backup/dump format (or for that matter Sybase). Will I be able to parse this file with Perl or some other tool to pull all of the data back or will the file only be valuable if I can first load it to a Sybase server and then extract what I need?
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.