Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: slow backup (fb 1.5 classic on linux)
Author Aage Johansen
On Sat, 6 Mar 2004 01:51:43 +0000 (UTC), ggroper wrote:

> ...
> I used gbak from a command prompt to back up the data base from one
> disk drive to a second, afer 6 hours I killed the process. I checked
> frequently in the Windows explorer and saw that the backup file was
> slowly expanding - after g hrs it was around 50 meg.
> MS SQL Server backs up the same test database in about 5 minutes??

I'm impressed - MS SQL server backing up a Firebird database (and
fast). And on Linux!

Do you happen to know whether gbak was busy doing garbage collecting while
backing up?
You could try to include the 'No garbage collecting' option while testing,
or do a sweep before running gbak.

Aage J.