Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: difference between gbak and gfix -sweep ?
Author Ann W. Harrison
svanderclock wrote:
> so if i understand well their is no advantage to do :
> gfix -sweep ...
> following by
> gbak ...
> it's better for the exactly same result to do
> gfix -sweep
> following by
> gbak -g (g = not do garbage)
> right ?

There's a small advantage to garbage collecting with gbak,
even if you just did a sweep. The sweep removes only those
record versions that were obsolete when it started. Gbak
will get anything that began to smell between the start of
the sweep and the start of the backup. And since you've
already got all the nasty old garbage with the sweep, there's
not much left to slow down gbak.