Subject Re: [firebird-support] Does a Backup include a Sweep?
Author Ann W. Harrison
red_october_canada wrote:
> According to the docs I've read, when I do a backup of a FB DB, every
> record has to be "read" and old versions dealt with, so, a backup
> inherently does a sweep. So if I back up twice a day, then I should
> never have to do a sweep?

A sweep does two things: it removes unneeded record versions and it
resets the "oldest interesting" transaction. Gbak only removes unneeded
record versions.