Sybase DBBackup not supporting over 8 character dbnames
Posted on 2008-06-11
I am trying to perform an online backup of a Sybase SQL Anywhere 5.0 database. I have about 20 databases to backup, however some of the databases are short names and some are long names. The short named databases will backup fine with the dbbackup command, but the long named databases give an error saying the specified database not found. renaming the databases would be something that i'd like to avoid if possible, firstly because the databases used are being replaced shortly and i dont want to spend excess time on them and secondly because the whole process of renaming the databases would require an outtage that is unacceptable. Here is the command im using that isnt working.
dbbackup -y -c "eng=servername;dbn=company_payroll_new_test;uid=care;pwd=sql;dbf=d:\database\company_payroll_new\test\database.db;" d:\backup\database\company_payroll_new\test
is there anyway to get around the 8 character limit or is there an updated version?