HQbird: Advanced FirebirdSQL for Big Databases

IBSurgeon HQbird is an advanced distribution of Firebird, with the following features: high availability and replication, backups automation, optimized configurations, database health monitoring, transactions and queries monitoring (TraceAPI, MON$, and FBScanner), database structure analysis, recovery toolset, and database development GUI.

Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework

IBSurgeon provides the encryption plugin framework for Firebird:
  • Strong AES256 encryption
  • Pre-built binaries for Windows and Linux, and full sources
  • Gbak.exe with encryption of databases and backups
  • Unlimited license for the redistribution and implementation support

Emergency database recovery

To recover corrupted Firebird (or InterBase) databases you can use IBSurgeon FirstAID - the best recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase. FirstAID can automatically fix the vast majority of Firebird database corruptions. For big database (more than 65Gb in size) please contact our support, most likely it will require manual recovery service.
From $199


IBSurgeon FirstAID 6.0 is released

IBSurgeon is glad to announce the new version of FirstAID (6.0): an ultimate recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase. The new version has the following new features:

  • Recovery of Firebird databases in the hanged state of an incremental backup. If Firebird cannot merge delta, or it cannot fixup locked database, FirstAID 6 has the solution for it.
  • Improved functions to fix inconsistent records after extraction or data pump (Foreign Keys errors, NOT NULL constraints, etc)
  • Preliminary support of Firebird 4 (will be updated after beta and release)
Read updated FirstAID Recovery Guide to see all details!


All licenses of FirstAID 3.x, 4.x, 5.x were automatically turned into FirstAID 6.0 licenses: if you have available activations, they are turned into FirstAID 6.


The special upgrade promotion – if you have any version of FirstAID, you can upgrade to FirstAID 6.0 with 50% discount – only till Dec 1!

Upgrades can be purchased here:

28 November 2018

IBSurgeon FirstAID 6.0 is released

IBSurgeon is glad to announce the new version of FirstAID (6.0): an ultimate recovery tool for Firebird and InterBase

26 November 2018

HQbird 2018 R3 is released

IBSurgeon is happy to announce the new release of HQbird – advanced Firebird distribution for enterprises, featuring native (high-performance and transactions friendly) master-slave replication, advanced performance monitoring, automated backups, and maintenance.

31 October 2018

Firebird Performance Tour: Seminars in Moscow, Prague, Bad Sassendorf

Firebird Performance Tour 2019 will take place in Moscow (November 29, 2018), Prague (December 4, 2018) and Bad Sassendorf, Germany (December 6, 2018).

03 May 2018

HQbird 2018R2: new version of advanced Firebird distribution

We are glad to announce the general availability of HQbird 2018R2: the new version of an advanced Firebird distribution.

16 April 2018

New version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: now with gbak support!

IBSurgeon is glad to announce the availability of the new version of Firebird Encryption Plugin Framework: the fast and easy way to add transparent and strong (AES256) encryption for Firebird databases.

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