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.
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:
- How to RDP to AWS Windows Instance
- How to RDP to Google GCP Windows Instance
- How to RDP to Azure Windows Virtual Machine
Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.
Once logged in, you’re ready to start using Firebird. The following link is the official documentation
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:
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
If you require any help with the installation leave a comment below or contact us directly