Subject Re: [firebird-support] GBAK hangs with GC
Author Helen Borrie
At 10:24 PM 17/09/2006, you wrote:
>This seems to be a well known problem after massive delete.
>Does anybody know if this is addressed in FB 2.0?

Nothing has changed. Gbak still does GC unless you tell it not to.

Fb 2.0 *does* make cooperative GC available to Superserver, which
might help you to plan your post-delete cleanups a bit more
easily. But you do have to get rid of the garbage by some means.

>BTW, which other effects apart from shrinking the db does a garbage
>collected and restored db have on db behaviour?

To turn that around - if you are planning to restore the DB after
backing it up, don't do GC in the backup! Disable GC using the -g switch.