Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: gbak frozen! - what should I do?
Author Gary Benade
> Salvatore wrote,
> I have read all this interesting thread and I was wondering why sometimes
> gbak fails garbage collection. Should it be a thing to investigate further
> and eventually fix in the next FB release?

gbak is not failing garbage collection. I think its more a matter of there
being a huge amount of garbage collection to do in some cases, which can
take time - sometimes, it can take a LOT of time, so the process appears to
have hung. On really big databases I have waited as long as an hour for
garbage collection. Had the user in the related thread had the time to wait,
the garbage collection would have eventually finished and the backup