Subject Re: slow backup (fb 1.5 classic on linux)
Author ggroper
The MS Sql server data and the Firebird database were both pumped from
MS Access. The both have the same tables and data.

I ran gfix and saw all kinds of corruption on the firebird database,
so I'm deleting the firebird database and will start over from scratch.

--- In, Aage Johansen <aagjohan@o...>
> 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!
> Seriously:
> Do you happen to know whether gbak was busy doing garbage collecting
> backing up?
> You could try to include the 'No garbage collecting' option while
> or do a sweep before running gbak.
> --
> Aage J.