Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: GBAK Backup Size
Author Ann W. Harrison
Jason Chapman wrote:
> As a GBK is just meta data and then the data streamed, and a FDB has
> additional space requirements for indices and the fact that records
> don't 100% fill the page space, DB's are bigger than backups.

Usually, but not always. Unless my memory is worse than usual, the
data in the backup is not compressed as it is when it's stored. A
database with lots of over sized fields and few indexes might be
bigger in a backup.