Subject Re: [firebird-support] gbak speed
Author André Knappstein
> Hello, André!

> Thursday, April 11, 2013, 2:42:01 PM, you wrote:

>>> How does this compare with the experience of others?

AK>> Hmmm. A quick calculation shows:
AK>> My biggest database is 1/74 of the size of yours.
AK>> I need ~5 Minutes to backup a freshly restored database, backup takes
AK>> longer if the restore is longer ago (up to 6.5 minutes).

> too slow. at my old desktop with Athlon 64 x2 5200 and 3 SATA II drives
> backup of 2.7GB database from one drive to another took from 3.5 to 5
> minutes, depending on protocol used.
> The fastest way to do backup is to use Services API,
> i.e. -se option of gbak. And, to use -g option of course.

I don't use Services API nor -g in that case.
I simply leave everything as is; am in the process of upgrading all
and everything to current hardware, OS and FB 2.5.2. That old
database is FB 1.5.6 CS with some 200 open connections all the time
and 80% of RAM + 30% CPU constantly in use - which might explain.