Firebird to SQL Server conversion and synchronization.

Our DBConvert for Firebird and MS SQL converter imports your InterBase/Firebird databases to Microsoft SQL Server/Windows Azure SQL databases as well in the reverse direction. SQL Dump files may be generated to bypass firewalls, e.g., if you cannot use direct conversion because you lack access to the server.

DBSync for Firebird and MS SQL supports two-way synchronizations from Firebird to MSSQL databases as well as exact synchronization in the opposite direction. Windows Azure SQL databases can also be configured as a replication node. The tool allows you to replicate legacy InterBase database formats to modern SQL Server and Firebird formats and vice versa.

Insert, update and drop synchronizations implemented in our DBSync software keep your databases up-to-date.

Supported databases:
  • Firebird
  • InterBase
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MS SQL Dump
  • Firebird Dump
  • Microsoft SQL Azure
  • Amazon RDS
 DBConvert for Firebird & MSSQL

Version: 2.2.0

Release Date: Oct. 24, 2023

 DBSync for Firebird & MSSQL

Version: 2.1.9

Release Date: Nov. 3, 2023

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 4.0.9

Release Date: June 17, 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 Firebird to SQL Server 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 Firebird source database.

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

Connect to Firebird source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to SQL Server destination database.

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

Connect to SQL Server 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 SQL Server 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 Firebird database to the closest equivalent of the target SQL Server 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 Firebird source and SQL Server target database connection settings with other specified options.

Example:

C:\Program Files\DBConvert\firebird2mssqlPro\firebird2mssqlPro_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:

Requirements

  • Necessary privileges to write into database on the target SQL Server (this requirement is optional as there is an option to overcome the restrictions using dump file)
  • Firebird 2.x.x and higher

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Highlights

Explore details regarding reverse migration.