How to setup Firebird RDBMS on Windows in Azure/AWS/GCP

To install Firebird RDBMS on Windows server and run on any of the cloud platforms, the best way is to deploy the readily available images in the cloud marketplaces.  The images come pre loaded with Firebird open source and DBeaver GUI for administration, running on Windows server. Check the links below to deploy to your cloud environment.

Getting Started

 

Once you have deployed Firebird on Windows server, the first step is to RDP into the new instance once it has fully booted up.  The following links explain how to connect the VM once it has finished being deployed:

 

 

Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.

Using Firebird

 

Once logged in, you’re ready to start using Firebird. The following link is the official documentation

 

https://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-rdbms/

 

Firebird sourcecode / installation is in the following directory: C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_3_0

 

On the desktop you will find iSQL Command Line to create a new DB, Users etc

 

You can also use DBeaver GUI to manage your DBs.  Documentation on using DBeaver can be found on:

 

https://github.com/dbeaver/dbeaver/wiki

 

Firebird Firewall Ports

 

Firebird is configured to use port 3050. It has been enabled on the Windows firewall and any network security group that is deployed as part of the marketplace deployment.

If you need to open any firewall ports on your VM, the following links explain how to create them:

 

To setup AWS firewall rules refer to – AWS Security Groups

To setup Azure firewall rules refer to – Azure Network Security Groups

To setup Google GCP firewall rules refer to – Creating GCP Firewalls

 

Support

 

If you require any help with the installation leave a comment below or contact us directly

 

Disclaimer: Firebird® is a registered trademark of Firebird Foundation Incorporated & licenced under Initial Developers Public License (IDPL). No warrantee of any kind, express or implied, is included with this software. Use at your risk, responsibility for damages (if any) to anyone resulting from the use of this software rest entirely with the user. The author is not responsible for any damage that its use could cause.
Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud

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