Convert Firebird to SQL Server Express

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Database migration steps
Firebird to SQL Server Express

Source database is known as Firebird. (related files: fdb, ib, gdb).

Target database is known as SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQLExpress, SQL Express, SQLExpress. (related files: mdf, ldf, bak)

When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let's start a new project.

  • 1) Connect to your source database
  • 2) Connect to your target database
  • 3) Optional: Choose which tables you want to convert
  • 4) Start the conversion

Welcome screen

Connect to Firebird

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

We will choose Firebird from the list of available database formats.

In the server field we need to type the name or IP address of the Firebird server. If you have Firebird 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 opens all Firebird databases.

If Firebird is on this machine, we can now simply click ellipsis (...) button to select FDB database file. 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.FDB.

Connect to SQL Server Express

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

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.

Convert Firebird to SQL Server Express

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.

Project overview

Conversion

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.

Data copying from source to target

Data is now in the target database

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.

Target database browser

Ready to get started? Run Full Convert today.

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