Subject Re: [firebird-support] BLOB
my BLOB records are plain text phrases, somewhere between 1 and 400 char-s , containing setup information (in Delphi I save a TStringList to file and I backup that file in my database). 

My question was about saving these tables with gbak -v (verbose) where I can see the time spent to backup / restore each table. Can I speedup this process somehow ? 

1. maybe gbak backup without some tables 
2. maybe some magic gbak switch that "knows" that my BLOBs are text only

This is not a showstopper (the largest of my tables of this kind was backed up in less than 30 minutes) , I was just asking. 

Thank you for all the answers,