Subject RE: [firebird-support] BLOB Restore Speed
Author Carrell Alex
I have not seen anyone reply.

So I wonder what the page size of the database is?

We have a database for blobs, specifically files around 2-12mb. It was slow reading / writing long ago. I changed the page size from 2048 through to 16384. I played with 8096, but found 16384 to work well, given the Ram restraints I had at the time. Very noticeable change in performance. The change used more disk space but that did not matter.
Backup restore of these tables ~10gb per year is not v slow. about 2 hours, on a 6 year old machine, xeon 1.8ghz x2 (hypethreaded to 4), 3gb ram. On a moderen machine (double everything), the databases restore in is in =< hour, over fibre channel to a san.

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