|Subject||Re: [firebird-support] gbak question|
> If it's not a very bright idea to restore over a database that isn'tOn development machines, it shouldn't do bigger harm.
> running, why is it then a possibility? Is there some "hidden" clever
> reason for this?
> It's pretty difficult for me to shut down the database as it isImpossible for 24/7 databases. You'd have to wait for the restore to
> being used 24/7, so I guess the whole "vacuum" thing is going to be
> pretty hard to accomplish?
finish anyway before you can begin to work with the database again.
On Firebird (as explained in the other thread about vacuuming) there
is litte/no need for a vacuum because unused records get re-used.
Especially when you do a regular backup.