Is there a way to convert a geodatabase (ArcGIS Geodatabase Version 9 according to their website) to other formats such as shapefiles / geopackage for feature layers and geotiff for rasters using a open source solution?

I am trying to convert: http://www.cger.nies.go.jp/db/gdbd/data/Africa.zip

from website: http://www.cger.nies.go.jp/db/gdbd/gdbd_index_e.html

I tried GDAL (2.1.1,) and OGR but the driver is not supported. Export using Arcmap works fine but I prefer a linux based solution that can easily be automated.

Database contents in ArcMap and ArcCatalog below

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  • Are you sure it is an ArcGIS v9? In v9, there was only a personal geodatabase (.mdb file of Microsoft Access database). The only thing I recall that had something to do with idb is that there were rasters that were stored inside an image database (IDB) folder. The IDB folder were located in the directory next to the personal geodatabase. So it's best if you could verify the data type of your input data before trying to convert it :) – Alex Tereshenkov Feb 15 '18 at 14:32
  • Added some details about the database to the questions. Mixed type (raster, polygon, line) – RutgerH Feb 15 '18 at 14:37
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    See the OGR Personal GeoDatabase docs. No raster support though. You could use arcgis arcpy on Linux to automate if you can set up an ArcGIS Server instance. – user2856 Feb 16 '18 at 22:54

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