Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: sweep taking a long time
Author Ann W. Harrison
Sándor Tamás (HostWare Kft.) wrote:

> I see. And what happens to the OLD database, if I let FB to do the garbage
> collection?

Unneeded record versions are removed.

> Because I had a corrupt database, which I could not back up. (it stopped
> backup with error messages). Then I instinctly turned off garbage
> collection, and FB did a corerct backup, which I can the restore. The DB
> have been working correctly since then.

You were fortunate and the corruption was in a back version. Gbak ran
into it when trying to garbage collect, but without that option, it
didn't see the problem. The backup file was fine and now the new
database is OK.



Sorry this is late - had some trouble picking up mail at the conference.