|Subject||RE: [ib-support] GBAK question|
|Author||Leyne, Sean (Ext. 225)|
> when you say yes helen, surely you do not mean that theNo, Garbage Collection (GC) applies to the source database -- does the
> remaing gdb file has
> had garbage removed. The option of garbage collection only
> removes garbage
> from the gbk file which is created... No?
GBAK operation force GC to occur for the records being backed up.
The amount of time which GBAK runs for will be longer for backups with
GC active, since the collection will occur before the data is returned
to the backup process.
The backup file will be of the exact same size regardless of whether GC
was active or not. Thus the restore time will also be the same.