Convert MySQL to Interbase

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.

MySQL is also known as MyISAM, InnoDB (related files: frm, myd, myi).

Interbase is also known as Borland Interbase, Embarcadero Interbase (: ib, gdb).

Making migration easy for you

Full Convert is a fully self-tuning software. Your migration will work as expected without you needing to adjust anything.

Data types are different in Interbase compared to MySQL. We automatically adjust them as we copy the tables so you don't have to worry about it. You can adjust the mapping rules if you wish to change the following defaults:

  • bigint integer
  • bigint unsigned integer
  • binary blob sub_type 0
  • bit boolean (if version at least 7)
  • bit smallint (if version earlier than 7)
  • blob blob sub_type 0
  • datetime timestamp
  • double double precision
  • enum varchar(255)
  • float double precision (if precision > 24)
  • geography blob sub_type 1
  • geometry blob sub_type 1
  • int integer
  • int unsigned integer
  • json blob sub_type 1
  • longblob blob sub_type 0
  • longtext blob sub_type 1
  • mediumblob blob sub_type 0
  • mediumint integer
  • mediumint unsigned integer
  • mediumtext blob sub_type 1
  • nchar char
  • nvarchar varchar
  • set varchar(255)
  • smallint unsigned integer
  • text blob sub_type 1
  • tinyblob blob sub_type 0
  • tinyint smallint
  • tinyint unsigned smallint
  • tinytext blob sub_type 1
  • varbinary varchar
  • year integer

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

MySQL connection


We will choose MySQL from the source database engines list. As our MySQL server is on the local machine and we have full privileges, we will simply choose a database from the dropdown menu.



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.

Interbase connection

Start the conversion

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.

Data copying from source to target
Target database browser

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.

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