Subject RE: [firebird-support] Re: Rename database command
Author Leyne, Sean

> Em 4/6/2013 22:23, sir_wally_lewis escreveu:
> > It became clear to us that to keep the system going we have to run a
> backup/restore every weekend because of slow downs when transaction
> counts got too high which means the system is barely keeping it's head
> above water.
> >
> I can't see a reason why transaction count (transaction ID) getting high would
> make the engine slower...

> The back-up/restore could in fact make you database faster, but it has
> nothing to do with the transaction counter being reset.

While I completely agree with your points.

I read the OP as meaning that they are running out of transactions ID (given the current 2GB limit) -- they have an 800GB database, so a large number of transactions would/could be expected, so transactions ID could get exhausted.

In that case, a backup/restore would be required, but a weekly cycle is excessive (it means that the db is handling more than 3550 transactions per second!!! Very unlikely).