Subject Re: [firebird-support] sweep taking a long time
Author Richard Mace
On 03/11/05, Alexandre Benson Smith <iblist@...> wrote:
> Richard,
> Sweep will not shrink the database size, it will remove unecessary
> record version, so new updates/inserts could use that space. but the
> size will not shrink.
> The only way to reduce a database size is to make a back-up/restore cycle.

So, are you saying that records that have been deleted, are not over
written by new ones until a sweep is performed?