Subject Re: [firebird-support] wcdata.fdb file opened many times, hogging space !
Author Mark Rotteveel
On 21-11-2013 00:58, Jerome Bossert wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running FB classic 2.5 on ubuntu server 12.04, and i have a disk space utilization issue :
> my wcdata.fdb is 25 G large.
> I think the file marked as (deleted) is still using space on the drive...
> if i do a kill pid, it release the space, but i want to understand the issue and fix it in a proper way.

Which issue: that the file is still open, or the fact it is so large? On
Linux you can delete a file when it is opened in shared access, however
the available space will not be reclaimed until all file handles have
been closed.

On size: look at your transaction handling (long running transactions on
a database with a lot of updates can accrue a lot of garbage and require
more disk space), blob usage etc.

Mark Rotteveel