Subject Re: [firebird-support] GBak and .NET Provider FbService Backup
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> Actually I was wondering about the backup process and the optimizations done
> to the database file. I've read that doing a gbak -b you can do a live
> backup to a database and gbak also does some "cleanup" to the running
> database. I was wondering if a backup with the ServicesAPI will do the same
> "cleanup" that gbak does.
> The .NET provider uses the ServicesAPI and allows me to create a remote
> backup file. :-)

The services API offers garbage collection as well, but I haven't used
the .NET provider in this area, but a quick Google search gave me this

You can control the "NoGarbageCollection" behaviour with backup flags of
the FBBackup class.


Best Regards,
Thomas Steinmaurer
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