InterBase 2009 Hotfix Update 1

By: Sriram Balasubramanian

Abstract: InterBase 2009 Hotfix Update 1

Updated: 25-Sep-2008

This file contains important information that may not appear in online Help. Read this file in its entirety. You can download the updates from

    Installation Instructions


Run the executable IB2009Hotfix1_Windows.exe, and then choose one of the following:

  • Server and Client
    After you choose an install location; this will replace the binaries in the existing InterBase installation. Make sure to stop the InterBase Server before installing.
  • Client only
    This will install IBConsole.exe and the type 4 InterBase JDBC Driver.
  • Extract Files only
    This will extract the hotfix files in a single directory to be installed at a later time by the user.


Extract the tar file IB2009Hotfix1_Linux.tar. After extracting the files, replace the files in the appropriate directory.


Extract the tar file IB2009Hotfix1_Solaris.tar. After extracting the files, replace the files in the appropriate directory.

    Mac OSX

Extract the zip file After extracting the files, replace the files in the appropriate directories.

    Resolved Defects

The following are resolved defects in this InterBase 2009 Hotfix.

Internal Defect #

External Defect # (QC)


Hotfix Update 1: 23-Sep-2008, version (Windows) : (Linux, Solaris, MacOSX)


Backup/Restore of encrypted databases not supported in IBConsole


Encryption failed when database or column has a character set


Re-encrypting a column crashes the server


Restore using gbak with buffers set high and -o (one at a time) causes server to crash.

JDBC: DataBaseMetadata.getTables() does not work with delimited tables/columns

JDBC: DataBaseMetadata.getTables() wrong ordering of resultset

JDBC: does not recognize InterBase 2009 reserved words

    File List

Following are files in this patch:


  • ibserver.exe (bin directory)
  • IBConsole.exe (bin directory)
  • interclient.jar (SDK\lib directory)
  • readme.html

    Linux, Solaris or Mac OSX

  • ibserver (bin directory)
  • interclient.jar (lib directory)
  • readme.html

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