I need to open a .db file from Sybase. Reading its headers I found this:
What's the minimum software I need to open the file? Where can I find it?
I'm newbie and feel lost with so many tools...
I assume you don't already have a copy of Adaptive Server Anywhere (SQL Anywhere) 9 on your machine?
If not, you should download SQL Anywhere 16 Developer Edition. Version 9 database files cannot be started directly on version 16, you will need to rebuild the database. Note you will need a username/password for the database, the default is dba/sql. Once the database is rebuilt, you should be able to access the data contained in it using Sybase Central and Interactive SQL. (Click 'Connect' in Sybase Central and choose 'Start and connect to a database on this computer').
Please note that the Developer Edition for development purposes only and should not be used in production.
Hope this helps.
answered 28 Aug '13, 08:05
SQL Anywhere 9.x can open all versions back to (at least 5.5) With SQL Anywhere 10 a new file format was used, so with SQLA versions 10-16 you can open all DB files back (including) V10
When you wish to open a older format with v10 and up, you can convert them into the new format. (Basically a automatic unload/reload in the new format)
answered 28 Aug '13, 10:47