Problem: Connecting to an InterBase database using the Visigenic ODBC driver and getting error "unavailable database". Solution: The information in this article applies to: * InterBase v4.x * InterBase v5.x Check the following: * This error is often associated with the InterBase server not being started. Check to make sure that the InterBase server is started. * Was the database copied over from another machine without doing a proper backup and restore? * Is the InterBase server running as Local InterBase or Client/Server InterBase? If local, add the license so it will run client/server. After switching over to client/server, make the proper changes in the data source (dsn) configuration to reflect remote instead of local connection. * What are the permissions on the database? Does the accessing user have read/write permission to the database? * Make sure the path to the database is a local path to the server and not a mapped drive path. InterBase does not work with mapped drives.
Article originally contributed by Borland Staff