Access to Firebird conversion and synchronization.

DBConvert/ DBSync for MS Access and Firebird is a complete solution for bi-directional database conversions and synchronizations. It is designed to migrate data between Microsoft Access and Firebird formats. Also, it is possible to convert and replicate data from Access to InterBase databases. The software is effective and powerful enough to perform data migration between Access, Firebird / InterBase databases in any combination you require.

DBSync for Access and Firebird synchronizes your database between Access and Firebird/ Interbase . The tool supports replication between Access, Firebird and Interbase databases. DBSync for MS Access and Firebird is an effective and up-to-date product providing insert, update and drop synchronization.

Microsoft Access is widely used by many companies for storing their business data. Actually Access databases work perfectly well with small-sized databases with limited number of users who have simultaneous access over a local network.

However, keeping fragmented access databases with many differing styles and interfaces often becomes a real pain for supporting business data in a consistent manner.

Firebird, a free open-source database solution, would be a good alternative to handle growing volumes of data as well as a perfect solution for supporting many simultaneous users access to your business data.

Our most recent tests show it takes about 3.5 minutes to transfer 1 million records from MS Access to Firebird. It is approximately 15 times faster than before!

Supported databases:
  • Microsoft Access
  • Firebird
  • InterBase
  • Firebird Dump
 DBConvert for Access & Firebird

Version: 1.2.7

Release Date: Feb. 8, 2024

 DBSync for Access & Firebird

Version: 1.2.2

Release Date: May 16, 2024

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 4.0.5

Release Date: May 16, 2024

Supported databases:

  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Percona
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Access
  • FoxPro
  • SQLite
  • Interbase
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • MS Azure SQL
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Heroku Postgres
  • Google Cloud

Using Access to Firebird conversion and synchronization tools.

When launching the DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode, it seamlessly guides you through the steps to initiate database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to Access source database.

Specify the username/password and host/port parameters if your source database requires login credentials.

Connect to Access source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to Firebird destination database.

Specify parameters for the destination database similar to the source, defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to Firebird target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Each DBConvert or DBSync tool's name comprises two different databases, enabling any specified database to operate as the source or destination. Furthermore, the same type of database can function as both the source and destination.

NOTE #2: Connections to cloud databases (e.g., Amazon RDS, Google Cloud, or Azure SQL) aren't explicitly specified in the user interface but use the same settings as traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Connections to source and target databases remain active until you close the DBConvert/DBSync application or reopen new connections.

Refer to our documentation for specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Configure database migration options.

Specify the tables, fields, indices, and views you want to transfer to the Firebird destination database by checking/unchecking the corresponding boxes.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or configure specific table , field, index object individually when migrating data.

Explore our articles in the user's manual about Configuring database migration options. for detailed information.

The screenshot below summarizes the general features available in DBConvert software.

4. Detection of potential database migration issues. Errors and Warnings

The database enforces certain relations on the data, and on the customization step, an intelligent error checker verifies all possible data integrity and referential integrity issues. It highlights any problems before migration starts.

By default, DBConvert attempts to automatically map the database types of the source Access database to the closest equivalent of the target Firebird database types. However, you can manually change the data types for the entire database globally using the "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Explore the Intelligent error checker for more information. on errors and warnings

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration.

Initiate the conversion or synchronization process after configuring source and destination databases in the previous steps.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Here, you can also monitor the migration/synchronization process.

Optionally save connection settings and configuration parameters into the session file to schedule the launching of sync or migration jobs regularly.

Execution step of DBConvert products

Explore more about the options available during the execution stage

Command line mode

Pass previously saved sessions as parameters to the Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session retains Access source and Firebird target database connection settings with other specified options.


C:\Program Files\DBConvert\access2firebirdPro\access2firebirdPro_Cons.exe /Session:"Session_Name"

NOTE: First, run the software in GUI mode to create a session file with initial parameters.

Built-in scheduler.

Our applications include a built-in scheduler to run database migration and sync jobs at specified times. Set the scheduled date and time to execute job sessions automatically.

Find more Information about the built-in scheduler

DBConvert screenshot

Supported OS:


  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 Redistributable package
  • Firebird 2.x.x and higher
  • Access 2000 or higher. Both Access 32/64 versions are supported

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