Subject Re: [firebird-support] 2 newbie questions
Author Sergio Lenzi
On Wednesday 17 December 2003 14:02, Fred Pratt wrote:
> Hi All -
> I am using 1.5 RC5 Classic on Linux.  I know that I should be on RC7 and
> will get there asap.  This weekend, the last database file on one of my
> firebird instances went over 4gb and things seem fine.  I assume that the
> 4gb file limit mentioned *several* times in the "Interbase 6 Operations
> Guide" is no longer in effect.  So here are my questions:
> 1.  What is the new database file size limit?
I think that the new linux and firebirds uses 64 bits addresses for file
systems so the actual limit is far over 4GB... FreeBSD does...
> 2.  Is there a better source for this kind of info?
When you build the firebird 1.5 from the sources, the configure script asks
you for a 32 bit or 64 bit address... probably you hav choosen the 64bit..
> 3.  What is the difference between sweeping and garbage-collecting?  I
> have turned automatic sweeping off and do it once per day using gfix
> -sweep.  Is sweeping with gfix necessary if I do a gbak backup daily?
Not sure, but seems that garbage collection is the same as sweep but
automagicaly at a given time rate..