Subject Is there still a difference between sweep and gabage collection?
Author Thomas Beckmann
Hi everybody,

in her book in chapter 39 (Housekeeping tool), Helen explains the
difference between garbage collection and sweep: "However, gbak doesn't
perform a full sweep. Like the regular garbage collection, it leaves
deleted and rolled-back versions alone. Sweeping is the only way to get
rid of these, short of restoring database from a backup."

I wonder whether this still holds true, 'cause reading in current how
tos and web pages even on makes me assume sweeping and
garbage collection are the same today. On the other hand, we have a
database with automatic sweep off that was regularly gbaked with GC on
where a manual sweep takes many hours...

Can someone shed some light on this?

Thanks alot, Thomas

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