Subject Batch deletes/inserts everyday-"problem" with backup with garbage collection on
Author Zoran Zivkovic
We have IB ib server on Win98 PC.
We now have 3 remote sales points, and soon we will have few more.
What we are doing now is:

Guys in remote sales points generate every evening DBF file with
their complete sales from the beining of the year. These DBF files
are becoming larger and larger (60.000 rows, 14000 rows and 16.000
rows this morning).
Here, in headquter of company, we have a table PJ inside our IB
database, and this table we empty every morning, and than fill it
again with fresh data (about 90.000 rows this morning, from 3 sales
During the day, I do 5 backups of database without garbage colection,
and it last very short - about 90 seconds.
In the evening, the guys are responsible to do backup which do
garbage colection, and last evening it was stending 15 minutes saying
that it is processing table PJ. For this backup we use application
which uses IB services.

OK, I hope I described problem good. Questions:
1. Is it OK for BACKUP with Garbage colection to last so long on this
2. Is there some other way to "import" these data from remote points,
so we could avoid these long delete/import/backup procedures ?

Thanks and regards,

Zoran Zivkovic