Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: What's the difference between "Gbak -g" and "gFix -sweep"
Author Stefan Heymann
> no, in normal use, you don't need to do a sweep if you run gbak
> without -g (that will collect the garbage)

If I understand Ann right, a Garbage Collection is NOT a Sweep, and
vice versa. So GBAK without -g will do a GC, but it will not Sweep the
database. You can only get a Sweep by using gfix -sweep or when the
sweep limit is reached. Sweeping the database, like backing up, also
does a GC ...

Now if I only understood the exact difference ... ;-)

Best Regards