Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird Backups with Sweep
Author Nick Upson
what gbak command line did you use?

>From: "stevelw02" <s.lee-woolf@...>
>Subject: [ib-support] Firebird Backups with Sweep
>Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 14:49:17 -0000
>I recently needed to prune a large table (7 Million records) and
>deleted approx 5 Million (they were fairly well distributed
>throughout the table). Ti tidy everythiup, I initiated a database
>backup (via GBAK) with the intention of doing a subsequent restore.
>The original table, before deletions, took an average of 25 minutes
>to fully backup. The modified table has, so far, taken some 30 hours
>and, extrapolating the current rate forward, looks like it will take
>a further 14-16 hours to complete.
>Is this normal? It seems like a long time but I imagine that quite a
>bit of housekeeping is going on. Anyone got any thoughts? Thanks

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